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 June 24, 2015
U.S. clinicians should be prepared to detect, manage MERS, health agencies say
Clinicians and health departments throughout the U.S. should be prepared to detect and manage cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the CDC recently warned. More...
Perioperative bridging didn't reduce clot risk in afib patients taking warfarin
For patients taking warfarin for atrial fibrillation, perioperative bridging with low-molecular-weight heparin provided no benefit over placebo, a new study found. More...
Readmissions after AMI higher among young women than young men
Younger women have a higher risk of readmission within 30 days of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than men the same age, a recent study found. More...
Antibiotics effective, but not as effective as surgery, for acute appendicitis
Antibiotics are effective in treating uncomplicated acute appendicitis, but they aren't proven to be noninferior to standard appendectomy, according to newly published results from a randomized clinical trial. More...
Point-of-care and critical care ultrasound—register now for November course
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in cooperation with ACP, are offering a course called "Point-of-Care and Critical Care Ultrasound, Incorporating Ultrasound in the Practice of Medicine." 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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