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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 December 17, 2014




Highlights

Patients on tramadol more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia

Patients who began taking tramadol were significantly more likely to be hospitalized for hypoglycemia than those prescribed codeine, a recent study found. More...

Acute ischemia on CT after TIA predicts subsequent stroke

CT scan results of patients who have recently had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or nondisabling stroke can help predict their risk of subsequent stroke, a recent study found. More...


Traumatic brain injury

Trials show no benefit of progesterone in traumatic brain injury

Two phase III trials published in last week's New England Journal of Medicine found no benefit to progesterone therapy in traumatic brain injury (TBI). More...


Pulmonology

Emphysema on CT may be an important independent risk factor for death

Emphysema found on computed tomography (CT) was associated with an increased risk for mortality among people without airflow obstruction or chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), a study found. More...


Health research

Clinicians needed for survey on transitional care services

An ongoing research study at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to learn from clinicians or clinical leaders who are primarily responsible for transitional care services in health systems and communities throughout the United States. More...


From the College

Free webinar on working with hospital administration: Registration now open

Registration is now open for the ACP Leadership Academy's free webinar on working with hospital administration. The webinar will take place Jan. 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. E.T., and will be hosted by Lakshmi K. Halasyamani MD, FACP. More...

Editor's Note: ACP Hospitalist Weekly's Cartoon Caption Contest will return in January 2015.


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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