A paper co-authored by Michał Daniluk, a student at the JU MC Faculty of Medicine School of Medicine in English was published on the blog Cutting Edge, affiliated with the British Journal of Surgery. The paper, entitled A Review of Peri-operative Precautions While Managing the SARS-CoV-2 Infected Patient, is devoted to issue of the spreading of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in hospitals.
As mentioned in the article, though the main route of transmission of the virus is through droplets and close contact, microscopic aerosol particles have been documented to linger in the air longer than droplets and travel up to hundreds of meters before settling on a surface. The role of aerosolized particles in the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the community has yet to be proven, however, their presence in the hospital setting has been of greater concern
The authors of the paper, which include Antonio M. Lacy from the University of Barcelona as well as Tomasz G. Rogula and Antoni M. Szczepanik from the JU Medical College, took a close look at the procedures used in hospitals worldwide to contain the spreading of SARS-CoV-2. The analysis they performed can be a source of rules and recommendations that will greatly benefit both patients and doctors.
The entirety of the paper is available at the Cutting Edge blog.