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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 May 25, 2016




Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

In combination with LABA, LAMA may beat corticosteroid for COPD exacerbations

The exacerbation rate was 11% lower in patients randomized to indacaterol–glycopyrronium than those on salmeterol–fluticasone, the industry-funded study found. More...


Acute respiratory distress syndrome

Helmet for ventilation provides benefits in ARDS, but aspirin does not, studies find

Helmets likely help by providing higher positive end-expiratory pressure and fresh gas flow than face masks, speculated study authors, who also cautioned that the helmet is a novel approach requiring further study. More...


Heart failure

Guideline updated to include new drugs for stage C heart failure with reduced ejection fraction

The update to the 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association guideline adds the angiotensin receptor-neprilysin inhibitor valsartan/sacubitril and the sinoatrial node modulator ivabradine to the list of treatment options. More...


Sepsis

Late mortality associated with sepsis not explained by pre-existing conditions, study finds

Of Medicare patients who survived for 30 days after being admitted for sepsis, more than 40% died in the next 2 years, a significantly higher rate than similar patients without sepsis, the observational study found. More...


FDA update

Updated warning on risks of fluoroquinolones

The FDA is changing the warnings on fluoroquinolones, based on a safety review finding associations with disabling and potentially permanent serious side effects involving the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system. 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Editorial note: ACP Hospitalist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Memorial Day holiday.


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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