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Mortality lower with prolonged vs. short-term IV infusion of antipseudomonal beta-lactams

The meta-analysis was mostly based on trials in the ICU, and the results suggest that prolonged dosing should become standard practice in ICUs, according to an editorial.

HCAP prescribing guidelines were not usually followed and didn't change outcomes

Less than 20% of patients who met the criteria for health care-associated pneumonia (HCAP) between 2007 and 2011 received the three classes of drugs recommended by guidelines at the time.

Score predicts risk of cardiovascular death in patients who survive CPR

The factors in the new score are pre-existing coronary artery disease, nonshockable rhythm, initial ejection fraction below 30%, shock at presentation, and ischemic time above 25 minutes.

New model may help predict patient outcome after stroke rehab

The model has potential application in rehabilitation research and stroke management, according to the study authors, and a calculator for it is available free of charge online.

ACP travel grants available for early career members to attend Internal Medicine Meeting 2018

The grants are open to all domestic early-career ACP Members, with special consideration given to first-time meeting attendees, physicians who serve rural or underserved populations, physicians of diverse backgrounds, and those without a significant source of CME funding.

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.