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ACP Hospitalist® Weekly

Welcome to this week's issue of ACP HospitalistWeekly, an update for hospitalists published every Wednesday by the American College of Physicians.

In the News for the Week of August 27, 2014


Pharmacologic prophylaxis use doesn't lower VTE risk, study finds

Hospitals that have higher rates of pharmacologic prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) don't have lower rates of VTE, a new study found. More...

Acute hemodialysis didn't improve survival for patients with sudden kidney failure

Patients who received acute hemodialysis had nearly twice the mortality risk as similarly ill patients who didn't receive acute hemodialysis, a new study found. More...

Smoking cessation

Phone and medication intervention increased smoking cessation after hospital discharge

A post-discharge intervention increased smoking cessation among recently hospitalized adults who wanted to quit, a recent study found. More...


Clarithromycin may be associated with increased risk for cardiac death

Clarithromycin may be associated with increased risk for cardiac death, although the absolute risk appears small, according to a new study. More...

From the College

Join ACP's new online discussion group about perioperative medicine

ACP members are invited to participate in the newest ACP Special Interest Group about Perioperative Medicine. The Special Interest Groups are a private online community that allows members to share experiences, questions, and creative solutions with like-minded physicians at their own convenience. More...

Editorial note: ACP HospitalistWeekly will not be published next week due to the Labor Day holiday. The cartoon caption contest will resume in the Sept. 9 edition.

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP

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