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ACP Hospitalist® Weekly

Welcome to this week's issue of ACP Hospitalist Weekly, an update for hospitalists published every Wednesday by the American College of Physicians.

In the News for the Week of October 19, 2016


Restrictive hemoglobin threshold appropriate for most patients, new guidelines say

The new guidelines released last week by the AABB offer transfusion thresholds for inpatients except those with acute coronary syndrome, severe thrombocytopenia, and chronic transfusion-dependent anemia. More...

Trauma care

Hospitalization for firearm injury associated with risk for violence-related arrest

Hospitalization may provide an opportunity for harm reduction interventions among patients injured by firearms or assaults, according to the study authors. More...

Perioperative care

Score predicts PCI complications for patients with chronic total occlusion

Researchers identified 3 factors that were independent predictors of complication: age older than 65 years, lesion length of 23 mm or longer, and use of the retrograde approach. More...


Manikins in training improve CPR compression depth

Researchers performed a prospective, cluster randomized trial of video-only training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for family members of inpatients with high-risk cardiac conditions. More...

From ACP Hospitalist

October issue available online and in print

The October ACP Hospitalist is now available, with a cover story about ransomware attacks on electronic health records. More...

Cartoon caption contest

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. More...

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP

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