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High-dose spironolactone didn't affect acute heart failure outcomes

The results contrast with previous research suggesting potential benefit from spironolactone, and the authors speculated that the drug could possibly have more effect at a higher dose or in certain subgroups of patients.

Decision tree can predict resistance to antibiotics commonly used for sepsis

The researchers identified factors predicting which patients with gram-negative sepsis had low probability of resistance to meropenem and which had high probability of resistance to piperacillin-tazobactam, cefepime, and meropenem.

Mindfulness intervention may improve inpatients' pain, related outcomes

Researchers found that a single, scripted session of mindfulness training focused on acceptance of pain or hypnotic suggestion focused on changing pain sensations through imagery reduced acute pain intensity.

Dabigatran reversal agent worked for uncontrolled bleeding, urgent procedures

Patients with gastrointestinal bleeds, intracranial hemorrhages, or urgent need for surgery were given 5 g of intravenous idarucizumab to reverse the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran in the industry-funded study.

July ACP Hospitalist now available, with a web exclusive

Our July issue includes a cover story looking at new drugs and data on Clostridium difficile and extensive conference coverage of Hospital Medicine 2017.

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.