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Mini-Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Diagnosing Coronavirus Disease 2019–Associated Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Critical Care Explorations  The authors found a similar percentage of positive test results in mini-bronchoalveolar lavage and bronchoalveolar lavage samples in patients with suspected coronavirus disease 2019–associated pulmonary aspergillosis, indicating that mini-bronchoalv...

   Estimated Time: 10:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Assessment of 28-Day In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: An International Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations  This international study suggests that in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 on invasive mechanical ventilation, older age and clinically relevant variables monitored at baseline or sequentially during the course of invasive mechanical vent...

   Estimated Time: 31:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Evaluation of Albumin Kinetics in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Compared to Those With Sepsis-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Explorations  In this paper, the authors aimed to characterize the kinetics of serum albumin in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 compared with critically ill patients with sepsis-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome.

   Estimated Time: 13:31 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

ATS Resource: Critical Perspective: Bacterial Superinfection in Patients Mechanically Ventilated for COVID-19 Pneumonia (Podcast)

In this “Breathe Easy Critical Perspective” podcast, Dr. Dominique Pepper interviews Dr. Richard Wunderink They discuss Dr. Wunderink's recent publication in the Blue Journal about bacterial superinfection in patients intubated and mechanically ventilated for COVID-19 pneumoni...

CHEST Resource: Pulmonary Thrombosis and Thromboembolism in COVID-19

In this review, the epidemiologic and pathophysiologic features, diagnosis, and treatment of COVID-19 pulmonary thrombosis and thromboembolism are discussed.

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19

CHEST Resource: Post intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

Infographic: Symptoms, Risk Factors, Screening, Recovery Programs

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, PICS

CHEST Resource: COVID-19 and Risk of VTE in Ethnically Diverse Populations

Research Question: Does the rate of VTE among adults hospitalized with COVID-19 differ from matched hospitalized control participants without COVID-19?

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19

CHEST Resource: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the COVID-19 Era

COVID in Focus: Perspectives on the Literature. Brief summary and highlights specific studies in the COVID-19 literature is a curated review of key information and literature about this topic. It is not comprehensive of all data related to this subject.

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Editorial: Is Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia More Frequent in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019?

From Critical Care Medicine  In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Vacheron et al. on the epidemiology of ventilatory-associated pneumonia among patients with COVID-19.

   Estimated Time: 8:52 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Assessment of 28-Day In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: An International Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations . This international study suggests that in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 on invasive mechanical ventilation, older age and clinically relevant variables monitored at baseline or sequentially during the course of invasive mechanical ve...

   Estimated Time: 31:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Dorsal Push and Abdominal Binding Improve Respiratory Compliance and Driving Pressure in Proned Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Explorations . Dorsal Push and Abdominal Binding Improve Respiratory Compliance and Driving Pressure in Proned Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

   Estimated Time: 11:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning

Critical Impact: COVID-19: Highlights Session 1

This webinar covers highlights from the Critical Impact: Clinical Practice course.

Some Patients Are More Equal Than Others: Variation in Ventilator Settings for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors claim this to be the first study to clearly demonstrate significant practice variation between ICUs related to mechanical ventilation parameters that are under direct control by intensivists. Their effect on clinical outcomes for ...

   Estimated Time: 20:47 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Fewer Intubations but Higher Mortality Among Intubated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients During the Second Than the First Wave

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors sought to compare the rate of intubation and mortality of intubated patients in our ICUs between the first and second waves of the pandemic.

   Estimated Time: 13:13 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Requiring Invasive Mechanical Ventilation in Mexico in the First, Second, and Exponential Growth Phase of the Third Wave of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Letter to the Editor, the author discusses inhospital mortality rates in Mexico, noting that, although the inhospital mortality of hospitalized coronavirus disease 2019 patients requiring intubation during the exponential growth phase...

   Estimated Time: 10:13 min

Respiratory Non-Invasive Venous Waveform Analysis for Assessment of Respiratory Distress in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: An Observational Study

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Original Clinical Report, the authors conclude that respiratory non-invasive venous waveform analysis respiratory index represents a novel physiologic respiratory measurement with a promising ability to triage early care and predict t...

   Estimated Time: 21:50 Coronavirus, COVID-19

COVID-19 Respiratory Support and Oxygenation Review

Conventional oxygen therapy is often insufficient to meet the significant oxygen needs of a patient with COVID-19 pneumonia. Several options for providing enhanced oxygen delivery have been studied throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This webcast held on November 10, 2021, revie...

Increased Incidence of Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: A Multicentric Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Clinical Investigation the authors estimated the overall incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, the cumulative incidence, and hazard rate of the first and the second ventilator-associated pneumonia.

   Estimated Time: 25:20 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Prone Position in Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Noncoronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: An International Multicenter Observational Comparative Study

From C ritical Care Medicine . In this Clinical Investigation the authors quantified the response to prone position, describe the differences between coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome and acute respiratory distress syndrome, and explore variables ass...

   Estimated Time: 28:18 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning

Effectiveness of High-Flow Nasal Cannula in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia: A Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Clinical Observation, the authors aimed to assess time to discharge and time to death in severe coronavirus disease 2019 in patients treated with high-flow nasal cannula compared with matched controls.

   Estimated Time: 26:51 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care