Best of Hospital Medicine 2013 Part II

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This week: Blood Transfusions in Upper GI Bleeding, Aspirin in DVT prophylaxis, Vasopression and Steroids in Cardiac Arrest, MRSA Decolonization, Fluid and Sodium Restriction in Heart Failure

Fahad and Amol want you to gain familiarity with a number of major new studies in hospital medicine published in 2013.

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The papers

AJ Calderon et al. Update in hospital medicine: evidence published in 2013. Ann Internal Med 2014 Jul 15 161(2) 139-144. (PubMed)

C Villanueva et al. Transfusion strategies for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jan 3;368(1):11-21. (PubMed).

DR Anderson et al. Aspirin versus low-molecular-weight heparin for extended venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after total hip arthroplasty: a randomized trial. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jun 4;158(11):800-6. (PubMed).

SD Mentzelopoulos et al. Vasopressin, steroids, and epinephrine and neurologically favorable survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013 Jul 17;310(3):270-9. (PubMed).

SS Huang et al. Targeted versus universal decolonization to prevent ICU infection. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 13;368(24):2255-65. (PubMed).

GB Aliti et al. Aggressive fluid and sodium restriction in acute decompensated heart failure: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jun 24;173(12):1058-64. (PubMed).

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