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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 February 10, 2016




Stroke

Preadmission glucocorticoids associated with 30-day poststroke mortality

Absolute mortality risk for ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and subarachnoid hemorrhage was higher among current glucocorticoid users compared with nonusers. More...


Anticoagulation

Investigators respond to questions about ROCKET AF

A point-of-care device used to measure the international normalized ratio in the trial's warfarin arm was recalled in 2014 by the FDA due to risk for malfunctions leading to erroneous low readings. More...


Critical care

Acetazolamide may not significantly reduce mechanical ventilation time in COPD patients, study finds

The double-blind DIABOLO trial, conducted from October 2011 through July 2014 in 15 ICUs in France, studied 380 adult patients with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who required invasive ventilation. More...


Readmissions

Patients discharged with depression more likely to die or be readmitted in 30 days, review finds

Hospitalized patients with depressive symptoms have a 2-fold risk of death and a 73% increased risk of readmission within 30 days of discharge compared to those without depression, according to a recent systematic review. More...


Cartoon caption contest

And the winner is …

ACP Hospitalist Weekly 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 Hospitalist Weekly will not publish next week due to the Presidents' Day holiday.


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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