Letter to the Editor: Cytokine Blockade in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Keeping an Open Mind
From Critical Care Explorations . This Letter to the Editor was written in response to the article by Rizvi and Gallo De Moraes entitled “New Decade, Old Debate: Blocking the Cytokine Pathways in Infection-Induced Cytokine Cascade.”
Timing of Intubation in Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Study of Ventilator Mechanics, Imaging, Findings, and Outcomes
From Critical Care Explorations The authors sought to determine the variation in outcomes and respiratory mechanics between the subjects who are intubated earlier versus later in their coronavirus disease 2019 course.
Characteristics, Comorbidities, Complications, and Outcomes Among 802 Patients With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 in a Community Hospital in Florida
From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors reviewed the demographics, characteristics, comorbidities, complications, and outcomes of hospitalized patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, and their association with mortality at medical ...
Can you discuss post-COVID-19 care for patients who have had prolonged hospitalization?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on April 14th, 2021
How have sepsis protocols or bundles been used in COVID-19 patients and what is the best way to navigate these bundles, especially regarding fluids?
Do you suggest encouraging families to delegate a single spokesperson for the family to receive information?
When should a bacterial superinfection be suspected in COVID-19 patients?
What is the most appropriate practice for handling information about COVID-19 patients when talking with patients’ families?
Now that patients are being vaccinated, when ruling out COVID-19 in patients who might have pneumonia or pulmonary embolism, how should their vaccination status be taken into account?
Many intubated COVID-19 patients are requiring renal replacement therapy. How is acute renal failure prevented in these patients?
When should furosemide be used in COVID-19 patients? Some COVID-19 patients are presenting with diarrhea rather than respiratory symptoms. Is there any evidence-based treatment for this?
Can you discuss the use of anticoagulation for blood clot prevention in COVID-19 patients?
Can you discuss sedation strategies for COVID-19 patients who are on mechanical ventilation or ECMO?
For COVID-19 patients who are not candidates for mechanical ventilation, which of these patients are candidates for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)?
Can you discuss ventilator management for the novice clinician and the optimal time for intubation in COVID-19 patients?
How is it determined whether early intubation is a good strategy for a patient?
Which strategies have you found to be most useful in keeping patients off mechanical ventilation and out of the ICU?
Post-COVID-19: Considerations From ICU to Discharge (Infographic)
This infographic covers pearls on how to mitigate post-COVID-19: from ICU to discharge. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.
Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC): What Can Be Done in and after the ICU to Lower the Risk of "Long COVID"?
This webinar panel discussed ways to mitigate the risk of post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The panelists and attendees participated in an interactive discussion format with case presentations, polling, and given access to a downloadable...
Coronavirus Disease 2019–Associated PICU Admissions: A Report From the Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Network Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study Registry
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine . This study delineates significant clinically relevant differences in presentation, explanatory factors, and outcomes among children admitted to PICU with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2–related illness stratified by mult...