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Latest recommendations reject hydroxychloroquine, support remdesivir

Both ACP and The BMJ completed evidence reviews and issued recommendations on use of certain drugs for COVID-19. Another article warned about Strongyloides hyperinfection, a potentially dangerous side effect of dexamethasone for some patients.

Call for submissions: ACP Hospitalist wants your pandemic stories

Submit your short article about a strategy, patient or colleague interaction, or other aspect of hospital practice during the pandemic by Aug. 31, and it may be published in the November ACP Hospitalist.

Q&A: Differences in COVID-19 treatment, mortality

A recent study found that ICU mortality rates from COVID-19 ranged widely across the U.S. The lead author discussed the findings with ACP Hospitalist.

Coding differences may explain higher short-term mortality at critical access hospitals

A cross-sectional study of rural Medicare patients assessed differences in risk-adjusted mortality rates between critical access and non-critical access hospitals and found that fewer discharge diagnoses were coded at the former.

Loop diuretics may improve outcomes in some older patients with heart failure

Researchers used the OPTIMIZE-HF registry to examine mortality and readmission rates in heart failure patients being discharged with a new prescription for loop diuretics.

And the winner is …

ACP Hospitalist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.