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Perioperative aspirin may improve outcomes after noncardiac surgery in patients with prior PCI

Patients taking aspirin had a significantly lower risk of myocardial infarction, leading editorialists to conclude that benefits would exceed risks for those with a prior percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) except in procedures with very high bleeding risk.

Predictors of intubation vary by oxygen delivery method in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure

Patients were treated with standard oxygen, high-flow nasal cannula oxygen, or noninvasive ventilation, and overall, 45% required intubation, with signs of persisting or worsening respiratory failure being the most common reason.

Non-opioid combo offers similar pain control to 3 opioid combos in ED after 2 hours

Patients with moderate to severe acute extremity pain were randomly assigned to receive ibuprofen and acetaminophen, oxycodone and acetaminophen, hydrocodone and acetaminophen, or codeine and acetaminophen.

Survey finds low rates of communication between inpatient, primary care teams

Primary care physicians differed in their preferred mode of communication about patients' hospitalizations, with some preferring telephone contact, others preferring electronic health record notifications, and some wanting faxes.

Deadline approaching for ACP travel grants

The ACP Travel Grants Program offers $2,000 in travel support to 20 early-career Members and Fellows of the College to attend Internal Medicine Meeting 2018.

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.