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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 September 30, 2015

Pulmonary embolism

ACP issues best practice advice on evaluating suspected PE

The evidence-based expert advice is intended for both inpatient and outpatient physicians, and includes topics such as how to act on D-dimer results. More...

ICU utilization

For moderately ill pneumonia patients, mortality was lower in the ICU than on the ward

Researchers found that 36% of pneumonia patients living near hospitals with high ICU utilization rates were sent to the ICU, compared with 23% of patients living farther away. More...

Patient safety

Subclavian catheters associated with fewer bloodstream infections and DVTs than femoral or jugular

The findings support current CDC recommendations to reduce risk of infections by using subclavian sites, but overall suggest that an ideal site for central venous catheter insertion does not exist if mechanical complications are an equal concern, authors said. More...


New guideline advises diagnoses, referrals, treatments for supraventricular tachycardia

Among other goals, the guideline aims to aid clinicians to help patients differentiate between SVT and other disorders, such as panic attack and chest pain, as well as shortness of breath and syncope or near syncope, which may cause similar symptoms. 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: James S. Newman, MD, FACP

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