A team of researchers performed a systematic review to assess the methodologic quality of studies on the use of chest computed tomographic (CT) imaging in patients with COVID-19 and to determine the frequency of different chest CT findings.
A team of investigators from the Cleveland Clinic developed a prospective registry of all patients tested for COVID-19 in their health system that was used to validate a model to predict the risk of an individual having a positive COVID-19 test result.
A team of investigators reviewed data from institutions within the VA healthcare system to assess the ability of 2 algorithms to identify patients with intravenous drug use-associated infective endocarditis.
In terms of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in people living with HIV, the STOP-BANG questionnaire had good sensitivity, whereas the Berlin questionnaire and the Epworth Sleepiness Scale demonstrated good specificity.
Correlation between successful isolation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in cell culture and cycle threshold (Ct) value may inform when patients can be safely discharged.
Onset of dyspnea, particularly with precipitous drops in oxygen saturation especially with exertion, can help clinicians to more easily distinguish coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from other common and treatable illnesses.