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Review finds benefit to early feeding for mild to moderate pancreatitis

The results support feeding acute pancreatitis patients sooner than recommended by current guidelines, according to the review authors, but an accompanying editorial urged caution in applying the research to practice.

Short and long heart failure stays associated with more readmissions than medium-length

The multicenter Canadian study also found the highest mortality rates among heart failure patients with a length of stay that exceeded eight days.

Better heart failure outcomes associated with readmission to original hospital

Patients readmitted to a different hospital were more likely to be younger, to be male, to live in a rural area, to have been discharged more recently, to have had their initial admission at a teaching hospital, and to arrive at the hospital via ambulance.

Program for advanced recovery after surgery associated with shorter stays, better outcomes

The program for patients undergoing colorectal resection or hip fracture repair focused on optimizing nutrition, mobility, pain management, and patient engagement.

May ACP Hospitalist now available

The cover story of our May issue looks at fixing electronic health records, while other articles focus on wayfinding apps, unbefriended patients, and poststroke epilepsy.

Put words in our mouth

ACP Hospitalist Weekly wants readers to create captions for our new cartoon and help choose the winner. Pen the winning caption and win a $50 gift certificate good toward any ACP product, program, or service.

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP