Latest news in hospital medicine

Here, I attempted to gather a few important clinical updates in hospital medicine to help hospitalists quickly learn some latest medical information relevant to our field. The aim is to save time searching for relevant information online.

 Viable virus was isolated from air samples collected 2 to 4.8m away from the patients. The genome sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 strain isolated from the material collected by the air samplers was identical to that isolated from the NP swab from the patient with an active infection.

Symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection who were isolated in a community treatment center in Cheonan, Republic of Korea, the Cycle threshold (Ct) values in RT-PCR in asymptomatic patients were similar to those in symptomatic patients. Isolation of asymptomatic patients may be necessary to control the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

FDA Approves New Opioid for Intravenous Use in Hospitals, such as during inpatient and outpatient procedures. it’s brand name is Olinvyk, and the active ingredient is Oliceridine. The safety profile of Olinvyk is similar to other opioids.

What’s New in the COVID treatment Guidelines from NIH?

Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings from CDC.

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