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Annals for Hospitalists

Michigan Medicine

If you practice hospital medicine, Annals for Hospitalists simplifies your search for information that matters most to you. Developed with the Division of Hospital Medicine at Michigan Medicine and the VA Ann Arbor Health System, Annals for Hospitalists provides monthly highlights from Annals of Internal Medicine and ACP Journal Club and “Inpatient Notes”—unique perspectives on contemporary topics in hospital medicine.

Feature Editors:
David H. Wesorick, MD, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
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21 NOVEMBER 2017

Inpatient Notes

The Other Catheter—the Mighty Peripheral IV
—Claire M. Rickard, RN, PhD, and Nicole M. Marsh, RN, MAppPrac (HealthRes)

The peripheral intravenous catheter is one of the most important and prevalent medical devices in the hospital, so why have quality improvement efforts neglected this device? The authors of this issue's Inpatient Notes argue that it's time to improve this staple of inpatient care.

Highlights of Recent Articles From Annals of Internal Medicine

Originally published for the broader Annals audience, these articles feature subjects most relevant to hospitalists.

In the Clinic: Acute Kidney Injury

Ann Intern Med. 2017;167:ITC66-ITC80. doi:AITC201711070

Diagnostic Accuracy of Screening Tests and Treatment for Post—Acute Coronary Syndrome Depression: A Systematic Review

Ann Intern Med. 2017;167:725-735. Published 14 November 2017. doi:10.7326/M17-1811

Predicting 30-Day Mortality for Patients With Acute Heart Failure in the Emergency Department: A Cohort Study

Ann Intern Med. 2017;167:698-705. Published 3 October 2017. doi:10.7326/M16-2726

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The Latest Highlights From ACP Journal Club

ACP Journal Club is a monthly feature in Annals of Internal Medicine that contains editorial, easy-to-read abstracts pulled from 130 leading medical journals.

In small skin abscesses, clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole after incision and drainage increased cures

Ann Intern Med. 2017;167:JC39. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2017-167-8-039

Adding trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole to cephalexin did not increase clinical cure in uncomplicated cellulitis

Ann Intern Med. 2017;167:JC40. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2017-167-8-040

Triple therapy reduced mortality more that oseltamivir alone in patients admitted for severe influenza infection

Ann Intern Med. 2017;167:JC41. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2017-167-8-041

Azithromycin reduced exacerbations and improved QoL in symptomatic asthma despite inhaled maintenance therapy

Ann Intern Med. 2017;167:JC42. doi:10.7326/ACPJC-2017-167-8-042

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