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Latest research shows impact of COVID-19 on other health care

Hospitalizations for stroke and myocardial infarction, ED visits, cancer diagnoses, and trials for conditions other than COVID-19 all dropped during the pandemic, recent studies showed.

COVID-19's effects on medical training, stroke care in August ACP Hospitalist

The August ACP Hospitalist is online and in the mail, with articles about academic medicine that focus on pandemic effects, procedure training, and the closure of a residency program. There's also expert advice on strokes associated with COVID-19 and on insulin switches.

CGM system reduced hypoglycemia in high-risk inpatients with type 2 diabetes

In a randomized trial, insulin-treated patients who had real-time continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) data sent to a nursing station experienced fewer hypoglycemic events than those who received point-of-care blood glucose testing.

Malnutrition common among patients with ACS, linked to worse outcomes

A retrospective study of Spanish patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) found that while worse malnutrition scores were most strongly related to a lower body mass index, moderate or severe malnourishment was seen in between 8.4% and 36.7% of overweight and obese patients.

Few patients receiving recommended heart failure therapies after hospitalization

Patients who didn't receive a beta-blocker, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blocker, angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor, or mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist had a longer length of stay during rehospitalization than those who did.

Call for submissions: ACP Hospitalist wants your pandemic stories

Submit your short article about a strategy, patient or colleague interaction, or other aspect of hospital practice during the pandemic by Aug. 31, and it may be published in the November ACP Hospitalist.

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.