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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 July 20, 2016




HIV and substance use

Patient navigation intervention fails to improve viral suppression rates in inpatients, study finds

Patients with HIV and substance use disorders received up to 11 sessions with a patient navigator that consisted of care coordination with clinicians, health information review, and psychosocial support, and some also received financial incentives. More...


Heart failure

AHA evaluates heart failure risks from prescription drugs, OTCs, alternative products

The new comprehensive guide identifies prescription medications that may exacerbate underlying myocardial dysfunction or are known to cause direct myocardial toxicity. More...


Infectious disease

Avoiding beta-lactam therapy in hospitalized patients with self-reported allergies may lead to more adverse events

Developing inpatient programs aimed at accurately identifying beta-lactam allergies to safely promote beta-lactam administration among patients who report allergies is warranted, the authors concluded. More...


Stroke

Ambulatory ECG monitoring may be underused after stroke

Only 30.6% of studied patients received Holter monitoring for at least 24 hours within 30 days after stroke or transient ischemic attack, and fewer than 1% received electrocardiographic monitoring beyond 48 hours, the study found. More...


From Annals of Internal Medicine

New Annals for Hospitalists feature introduced

Editors from the University of Michigan program will review Annals articles and ACP Journal Club summaries to identify those that will be most applicable to the practice of hospital medicine. More...


From ACP Hospitalist

Who's tops at your hospital? Last chance to let us know!

ACP Hospitalist is seeking candidates for its ninth annual Top Hospitalists issue in November, and the nomination deadline is July 28! 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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