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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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18 DECEMBER 2018

Inpatient Notes

Nonexpert leadership: Can Hospitalists Turn the Tide of Aggressive End-of-Life Hospital Care?
—Nauzley Christy Abedini, MD

The tendency to provide aggressive care to patients at the end life is deeply ingrained in our health care system. In this commentary, the author describes a patient she cared for and how hospitalists may be uniquely positioned to balance this practice.

Highlights of Recent Articles from Annals of Internal Medicine

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

Use of High-Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin for the Exclusion of Inducible Myocardial Ischemia: A Cohort Study

Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:751-760. Published 4 December 2018. doi: 10.7326/M18-0670

Interventions for Preventing Thromboembolic Events in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Systematic Review

Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:774-787. Published 4 December 2018. doi: 10.7326/M18-1523

Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism During Pregnancy: A Multicenter Prospective Management Outcome Study

Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:766-773. Published 4 December 2018. doi:10.7326/M18-1670

Increasing Safe Outpatient Management of Emergency Department Patients With Pulmonary Embolism: A Controlled Pragmatic Trial

Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:855-865. Published 18 December 2018. doi:10.7326/M18-1206

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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.

Review: In VTE, reduced- and full-dose extended DOAC therapies do not differ and are better than no extended therapy

Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:JC52. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-169-10-052

Review: In coronary artery disease, PCI reduces 30-day and 5-year risk for stroke compared with CABG

Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:JC55. doi: 10.7326/ACPJC-2018-169-10-055

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