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ACP HospitalistWeekly

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 July 30, 2014




Highlights

BMJ investigation claims safety info about dabigatran withheld by manufacturer

The makers of dabigatran allegedly failed to share information with regulators that would make using the drug safer—specifically, that monitoring plasma levels of the drug and adjusting doses accordingly could significantly reduce major bleeding, a new BMJ investigation found. More...

New guidelines on HIV prevention, treatment released

The International AIDS Society-USA released clinical guidelines on preventing and treating HIV, noting that the 2 approaches should complement each other in reducing the spread of the disease. More...


Anticoagulation

Adding catheter-directed thrombolysis to anticoagulants not helpful in DVT

There isn't an apparent advantage to adding catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) to anticoagulants in treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a new study found. More...

Bleeding risk lower with aspirin vs. anticoagulation after hip fracture repair, but DVT risk may be higher

The risk of bleeding is lower with aspirin compared to anticoagulants after hip fracture surgery, but the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may be higher with aspirin, a new analysis found. More...


From the College

Join ACP's new online discussion group about perioperative medicine

ACP members are invited to participate in the newest ACP Special Interest Group about Perioperative Medicine. More...


Cartoon caption contest

Put words in our mouth

ACP HospitalistWeekly 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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