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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 November 19, 2014


Perioperative aspirin, clonidine don't reduce AKI risk

Taking aspirin or clonidine before or after noncardiac surgery isn't associated with a lower risk of acute kidney injury (AKI), a new study found. More...

Most nonsmoking inpatients with CHD aren't asked about secondhand smoke exposure

Only 17% of nonsmoking inpatients with coronary heart disease (CHD) said a clinician asked them during their hospitalization about secondhand smoke exposure, a recent study found. More...

NSAIDS and bleeding

More bleeds and clots in afib patients who took NSAIDs

Patients with atrial fibrillation who were prescribed NSAIDs had more serious bleeding and thromboembolic events than those not on NSAIDs, a new Danish study found. More...


In-hospital mortality rates appear worse for inpatient vs. outpatient STEMI

Patients who had an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) during a hospitalization for a condition not related to acute coronary syndrome (ACS) received fewer invasive tests and interventions and had higher mortality rates while hospitalized than patients who had STEMI as outpatients, a recent study found. More...

Heart failure

Beta-blockers in heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction may lower all-cause mortality

Use of beta-blockers in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF) was associated with lower all-cause mortality but not with consistent reductions in the combined outcome of mortality and heart failure hospitalization, an observational cohortstudy found. More...

From the College

Free webinar on team-based leadership in the hospital: Registration now open

Registration is now open for the ACP Leadership Academy's free webinar on team-based leadership in the hospital. The webinar will take place Dec. 2, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. E.T., and will be hosted by Brian Harte, MD, FACP. 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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