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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 January 11, 2017

Myocardial infarction

New pathway may rule out more patients, miss fewer MIs than guideline-approved pathway

Researchers compared the safety and efficacy of the European Society of Cardiology rule-out pathway and the new pathway, which incorporates lower cardiac troponin concentrations. More...


No added benefit of more than 3 days of antibiotics in patients with suspected VAP and minimal ventilator settings, study finds

The following outcomes were compared between patients prescribed one to three days of antibiotics and those prescribed more than three days of antibiotics: time to extubation alive, ventilator death, time to hospital discharge alive, and hospital death. More...


Guidance issued for decision making on transcatheter aortic valve replacement

The American College of Cardiology's expert decision consensus pathway addresses four areas: preprocedure evaluation, imaging modalities and measurements, key issues in performing the procedure, and recommendations for patient follow-up. More...


About 20% of gun owners did not undergo prepurchase background check, survey indicates

Adult gun owners were asked where and when they acquired their last firearm, whether they purchased it, and whether they had a background check or were asked to show a license or permit as part of that purchase. More...

For the record


An item in the Dec. 7, 2016, ACP Hospitalist Weekly required correction. 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...

Editorial note: ACP Hospitalist Weekly will not publish next week due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP

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