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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 April 27, 2016




Practice models

Dedicated admitters didn't change length of stay but reduced readmissions, 1 hospital found

These results differed from the researchers' initial hypotheses that the admitter-rounder model would decrease ICU transfers, shorten ED length of stay, lengthen overall length of stay, and have no impact on readmissions. More...


Stroke

Endovascular therapy works best within 150 minutes of symptoms

Patients who received reperfusion within 150 minutes of stroke symptom onset had a 91% estimated probability of being functionally independent 90 days after discharge. That rate decreased by 10% over the next hour and by 20% with every subsequent hour. More...


Infectious disease

Ceftazidime-avibactam works for complicated UTIs and abdominal infections, industry study finds

The authors concluded that the results support the use of ceftazidime-avibactam as a potential alternative to carbapenems, noting that in urinary tract infections (UTIs), clinical cure rates were similar and microbiological responses favored the new drug. More...

Poor outcomes, inappropriate treatment more likely in CAP due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, study finds

P. aeruginosa was found in 4% of studied Spanish patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), and of these patients who had antibiogram data available, 32% were found to have multidrug-resistant infections. 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...

Editor's Note: There will be no ACP Hospitalist Weekly on May 4, due to preparations for the Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 in Washington, D.C., on May 5-7. Our May 11 issue will feature highlights from the meeting.


Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP



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