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Latest COVID-19 research looks at frailty and viral load, serologic testing

Other studies examined transmission of the virus in patients with nonsevere disease and population mobility during the pandemic.

Checklist use before endotracheal intubation did not improve most outcomes

While use of a preparatory preintubation checklist was not associated with improved survival in critically ill patients, it was associated with decreased hypoxia, a systematic review and meta-analysis found.

Physiologic assessment for shock associated with use of vasopressors but not fluids, study finds

The authors noted that physiologic assessment was not common in the first 24 hours after shock onset and was performed more often in sicker patients.

Bleeding in year after ACS significantly associated with mortality

A new analysis of four trials that had compared antithrombotic strategies for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) found similar mortality risk from bleeding whether or not patients had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention.

And the winner is …

ACP Hospitalist Weekly has tallied the voting from its latest cartoon contest, where readers are invited to match wits against their peers to provide the most original and amusing caption.