In the News

Review finds evidence for weekend effect on mortality in hospitalized patients

Based on 97 studies with more than 51 million patients, researchers calculated that mortality rates were 4.26% for patients admitted on weekends and 3.62% for those admitted on weekdays.

Evidence-based care for S. aureus bacteremia reduced mortality in hospitalized veterans

The use of appropriate antibiotics, echocardiography, and infectious disease consults for patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia increased significantly from 2003 to 2014.

Ceftazidime-avibactam may be ‘reasonable alternative’ to colistin when treating CRE infections, study finds

Patients who received ceftazidime-avibactam had significantly lower adjusted all-cause hospital mortality 30 days after treatment initiation compared to those who received colistin.

ACC updates decision pathway on nonstatin drugs in ASCVD

Experts considered evidence from the FOURIER trial and the SPIRE-1 and SPIRE-2 trials, as well as evidence on addition of ezetimibe to statin therapy after acute coronary syndrome.

And the winner is …

ACP Hospitalist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.