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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 May 20, 2015




Highlights

Low-risk chest pain patients unlikely to have cardiac events during hospitalization

Patients who were admitted for chest pain but had negative serial biomarker results had very few adverse cardiac events during hospitalization, a study found. More...

Hospital initiative bolsters weekend services, staff and decreases length of stay

One New York medical center's intervention, which increased weekend services and staffing, successfully reduced average length of stay and increased the number of weekend discharges, according to a recent study. More...


Critical care

New guidelines aim to resolve conflicts with patients and families in the ICU

A new policy statement from several critical care organizations offered 4 recommendations to prevent and manage intractable disagreements about life-prolonging medical treatments for patients in intensive care. More...


Perioperative care

Protocol for dabigatran management avoids bridging, showed low risk of bleeding

A protocol for perioperative management of dabigatran resulted in few bleeding or thromboembolic complications, a recent study found. 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...

ACP Hospitalist Weekly will not be published next week due to the Memorial Day holiday.


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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