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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 15, 2017



Infectious diseases

Vancomycin may have mortality benefit over metronidazole for patients with severe C. difficile, study finds

The retrospective study found no statistically or clinically significant differences in recurrence rates between patients receiving vancomycin and metronidazole regardless of the severity of Clostridium difficile infection. More...

Sepsis

Severe sepsis patients getting earlier antibiotics were less likely to develop shock

Each hour until antimicrobial administration was associated with an 8% increase in risk of progression to shock, and time to administration was also associated with in-hospital mortality. More...

Stroke

Repeated Holter monitoring after stroke identified afib

After acute ischemic stroke, the patients were randomized to 10 days of Holter EKG monitoring at baseline, 3 months, and 6 months or standard care, including at least 24 hours of rhythm monitoring. More...

Perioperative care

Guidance released on acute care, periprocedural management of patients on NOACs

The American Heart Association's scientific statement offers recommendations on monitoring and reversal of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), among other topics. More...

Cartoon caption contest

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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...

ACP Hospitalist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Presidents' Day holiday.


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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