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Full clinical situation should be considered when ordering, interpreting troponin test

Guidance on when to order and how to interpret a troponin level, in order to initiate appropriate treatment and to optimize outcomes, was offered last week by a new consensus document issued by six medical societies.

Acetaminophen doses too high in some hospitalized patients

Some hospitalized patients may be receiving too much acetaminophen, according to a recent study.

Registry appears to improve survival, neurologic outcomes after in-hospital cardiac arrest

Survival and neurologic outcomes after in-hospital cardiac arrest have improved at hospitals participating in the Get with the Guidelines—Resuscitation registry, according to a recent study.

Central line bundle reduced infections across hospital systems

A multi-faceted intervention to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) proved to be sustainable and replicable in a recent trial.

The next issue of ACP Hospitalist is online

The November issue of ACP Hospitalist is now online, featuring its annual Top Docs article.

Put words in our mouth

ACP HospitalistWeekly 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.

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP