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Vitamin C infusion did not affect organ function or biomarkers in sepsis and ARDS

Patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who received vitamin C did have a lower rate of 28-day mortality, one of very few secondary outcomes to show a difference compared to placebo.

ATS/IDSA release clinical practice guideline on diagnosing, treating CAP

The new American Thoracic Society (ATS) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) guideline updates the 2007 community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) guideline and includes significant changes, such as preferring macrolides over fluoroquinolones.

Fluoroquinolones prescribed frequently, often inappropriately, at hospital discharge, study finds

In a retrospective cohort review at 122 Veterans Health Administration hospitals, 39.1% of fluoroquinolone days of therapy were prescribed for inpatients and 60.9% were prescribed at discharge.

Moderate hypothermia improved neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest with nonshockable rhythm

Mortality was similar whether patients were randomized to a target temperature of 33 °C or 37 °C, but those in the former group were more likely to have a favorable Cerebral Performance Category score at 90 days.

October issue online and in the mail

This issue covers pregnant patients, healthy hospital food, and religious accommodations, among other hot topics. A Twitter chat on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. Eastern will focus on this month's Q&A about medical social media.

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.