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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 7, 2016

Heart failure

Lower BNP or NT-proBNP before discharge associated with reduced mortality, readmissions

An accompanying editorial cautioned that 2 randomized controlled trials have failed to show benefit from treating hospitalized heart failure patients with natriuretic peptide-guided strategies. More...


New position statement on decision making for unbefriended older patients

Among other recommendations, the American Geriatrics Society statement calls for clinicians and health care systems to standardize methods to make decisions for unbefriended older adults in urgent, life-threatening situations. More...

Preoperative frailty screening may improve outcomes

Patients identified as frail before surgery can be targeted for several potentially effective interventions to improve outcomes, including prehabilitation, patient-centered decision making, and rescue therapy, the authors said. More...


Study supports SIRS as sepsis indicator

Researchers calculated and compared systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA), and SOFA in ED patients with presumed infection. More...

Cartoon caption contest

Vote for your favorite entry

ACP Hospitalist Weekly's cartoon caption contest continues. Readers can vote for their favorite caption to determine the winner. More...

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP

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