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Latest research, recommendations cover diabetes, clots, and remdesivir in COVID-19

Mortality was lower in diabetes patients given sitagliptin at admission for COVID-19, ACP practice points support remdesivir, acquired thrombophilia does not predict clots, cardiac arrest survival is low, and admissions for other conditions were still way down over the summer.

Decision-making preferences of hospitalized patients linked to care satisfaction, trust

In a survey study of hospitalized patients, most of them African American, those who disagreed with leaving medical decisions to their physicians were more likely to be dissatisfied with their care and lack confidence and trust in their physicians compared with those who agreed.

Long-acting COPD meds often discontinued during hospital stay and not restarted

A retrospective Canadian study looked at unintentional discontinuation of long-acting muscarinic antagonists and long-acting beta-agonist and inhaled corticosteroid combination therapy in older, highly adherent adults admitted with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Risk model assesses function in older patients after hospitalization for acute MI

Five factors, including longer hospital stay and depression, were associated with declines in activities of daily living six months after discharge for a myocardial infarction (MI).

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.