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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 March 4, 2015
ACP issues pressure ulcer prevention, treatment guidelines
Guidelines on risk assessment, prevention, and treatment of pressure ulcers were issued by ACP this week. More...
Ward-level antibiotic use predicts C. difficile risk
Inpatients' risk of developing Clostridium difficile is related to the rate of antibiotic prescribing on their wards, regardless of whether they themselves took an antibiotic, a recent study found. More...
Shorter hospital stay after hip fracture associated with increased mortality risk, study finds
Hospitalization for 10 days or less after a hip fracture was associated with increased mortality risk after discharge, according to a new study. More...
NSAIDs, frequently taken after MI, may increase bleeding and thrombotic events
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were associated with increased risk of bleeding and thrombotic events, even during short-term treatment, among patients receiving antithrombotic therapy after myocardial infarction, a study found. 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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