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New guidelines cover VTE prophylaxis, diagnosis, anticoagulation, and HIT

Several guidelines related to venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention and treatment were recently published by the American Society of Hematology, with more promised soon.

Hospitalizations, heart valve surgeries for drug-associated infective endocarditis increase

From 2007 to 2017, annual hospitalizations for drug use-associated infective endocarditis increased by about 12-fold in one state, with opioids implicated in nearly two-thirds of cases.

Model simulates effects of proposed changes to hospital staffing and wards

Researchers simulated four scenarios: geographically localizing housestaff and patients, adding a nursing unit, adding a hospitalist team, and adding both a nursing unit and a hospitalist team.

Review evaluates hospitals' efforts to combat spread of carbapenem-resistant organisms

Researchers reviewed studies of infection prevention and control measures targeting Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, including contact precautions, active surveillance cultures, and monitoring, audit, and feedback.

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.