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Thrombocytopenia associated with higher mortality from septic shock

Mortality risk increased with severity of thrombocytopenia at presentation, leading study authors to conclude that early thrombocytopenia might be useful as a tool in determining septic shock severity and prognosis.

IDSA releases updated guidelines for managing candidiasis

New data regarding the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of proven or suspected invasive candidiasis have led to substantial changes in the 2016 guidelines.

Hyperglycemia predicts worse outcomes in cerebral venous thrombosis

The hyperglycemic patients were more likely to have coma and intracerebral hemorrhage at presentation, and score poorly on the modified Rankin Scale or die during follow-up.

CDC proposes 12 draft recommendations for prescribing opioids

The agency is accepting public comment until Jan. 13.

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.

Physician editor: A. Scott Keller, MD, FACP