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Welcome to this week's issue of ACP HospitalistWeekly, an update for hospitalists published every Wednesday by the American College of Physicians.
In the News for the Week of May 22, 2013
Warfarin better than heparin bridging during cardiac device surgery
For certain high-risk patients undergoing pacemaker or implantable-cardioverter defibrillator surgery, continuing warfarin treatment has lower incidence of device-pocket hematomas than heparin bridging therapy. More...
Intensive-dose statins don't confer greater diabetes risk for post-MI elderly than moderate doses
Older patients with myocardial infarction (MI) who take intensive-dose statins have the same risk of developing diabetes as those who take moderate-dose statins, a new study found. More...
Oxandrolone does not appear to help healing in pressure ulcers
Treatment with the anabolic steroid oxandrolone does not appear to improve healing in patients with pressure ulcers, according to a new trial. More...
Troponin monitoring may predict death after noncardiac surgery
Postoperative monitoring of cardiac troponin may help improve the prognosis of patients who undergo noncardiac surgery, the authors of a new study wrote. More...
From ACP Hospitalist
The May issue of ACP Hospitalist is online
The May issue of ACP Hospitalist features stories on using guidelines wisely, hospital-at-home programs, and improving patient satisfaction scores. More...
From the College
Join ACP's online discussion groups for members
ACP members are invited to participate in ACP's Special Interest Groups, a private online community that allows members to share experiences, questions and creative solutions with like-minded physicians at their own convenience. More...
Cartoon caption contest
And the winner is …
ACP HospitalistWeekly 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. More...
Editorial note: ACP HospitalistWeekly will not be published next week due to the Memorial Day holiday.
Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP
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