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Letter to the Editor: Impact of Asynchronies in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Letter to the Editor, the authors state that close monitoring of patients with COVID-19 and mechanical ventilation is required; staying at the patient’s bedside is necessary to identify life-threatening asynchronies and must be resolv...

   Estimated Time: 5:36 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Letter to the Editor: Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: Maintaining the Standard of Care

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Letter to the Editor, the authors respond to the new recommendations for delaying tracheostomy for coronavirus disease 2019 patients to day 21 post-intubation to ensure viral clearance.  

   Estimated Time: 8:02 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

High-Flow Nasal Oxygen in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure: A Multicenter, Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors analyzed the effectiveness of high-flow nasal oxygen treatment and aimed to identify the variables predicting high-flow nasal oxygen treatment failure in coronavirus disease 2019 patients with acute hypoxemic respirator...

   Estimated Time: 24:00 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Does Pulmonary Aspergillosis Complicate Coronavirus Disease 2019?

From Critical Care Explorations . In this article, the authors summarize what is known about coronavirus disease 2019 complicated by Aspergillus, introduces coronavirus disease 2019–associated pulmonary aspergillosis as a possible clinical entity, and describes reasons clinic...

   Estimated Time: 14:47 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Virology

Effects of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure in “High Compliance” Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Medicine.  In this study, the authors state their data suggest that a ""higher” positive end-expiratory pressure approach in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 acute respiratory distress syndrome and high compliance improves oxyge...

   Estimated Time: 13:20 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Editorial: Delivering Care From an Unstable Evidence Base: The Evolving Care of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Through the Lens of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen

From Critical Care Medicine.  In this Editorial, the authors discuss the challenges of caring for patients with COVID-19 without evidence to guide them through the lens of high-flow nasal oxygenation and how there have been slow changes for improvement.

   Estimated Time: 9:57 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies, Ventilatory Support

Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Why the Intensivist Is More Important Than Ever

From Critical Care Medicine.  In this Viewpoints article, the authors discuss the challenges of ARDS in COVID-19 patients.

   Estimated Time: 8:46 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Guideline-Driven Care Should Be Our Natural Reflex

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Viewpoints article, the authors discuss the value of evidence-based, guidelines-driven care in ARDS in patients with COVID-19.  

   Estimated Time: 9:54 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

The Association of Inflammatory Cytokines in the Pulmonary Pathophysiology of Respiratory Failure in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors investigated  the pathophysiological relationship between proinflammatory cytokines and respiratory failure in severe coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 26:36 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Increased Dead Space Ventilation and Refractory Hypercapnia in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Potential Marker of Thrombosis in the Pulmonary Vasculature

From Critical Care Explorations . This case series highlights clinical findings and management of coronavirus disease 2019 patients with refractory hypercapnia despite maximal/optimal ventilatory support.

   Estimated Time: 11:39 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Subcutaneous Emphysema, Pneumomediastinum, and Pneumothorax in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations. In this observational study, the authors describe patients with barotrauma, which appears to be a common complication of severe coronavirus disease 2019. 

   Estimated Time: 20:58 Comorbidities, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Inpatient Mortality According to Level of Respiratory Support Received for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Infection: A Prospective Multicenter Study

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors describe patients according to the maximum degree of respiratory support received and report their inpatient mortality due to coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 16:19 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

In Silico Modeling of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Pathophysiologic Insights and Potential Management Implications

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors adapted a high-fidelity computational simulator to develop quantitative insights into the key pathophysiologic differences between the coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome and the conventional ...

   Estimated Time: 23:46 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Letter to the Editor: Early Clinical Experience in Using Helmet Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and High-Flow Nasal Cannula in Overweight and Obese Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure From Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations.  In this Letter to the Editor, the authors present their retrospective review of COVID-19 patients admitted to the ICUs within two academic urban hospitals (1,012 total hospital beds), comparing helmet continuous positive airway pressure and h...

   Estimated Time: 7:57 Comorbidities, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Obesity and the Risk of Intubation or Death in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. In the study, obesity was an independent risk factor for intubation or death.

   Estimated Time: 15:21 min Comorbidities, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Higher Intensity Thromboprophylaxis Regimens and Pulmonary Embolism in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study from Belgium, the authors assessed the role of thromboprophylaxis regimens on the occurrence of pulmonary embolism in coronavirus disease 2019 patients.

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Letter to the Editor: Concerns About the Timing and Settings of Initiating Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Patients With Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Letter to the Editor, the author respond to an article by Yang et al about COVID and ECMO.

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Timing of Intubation and Mortality Among Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: A Single-Center Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors examined the impact of time to intubation and use of high-flow nasal cannula on clinical outcomes in patients with coronavirus disease 2019.

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Letter to the Editor: Barrier Techniques to Reduce Aerosolization During Extubation

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors describe a barrier technique during extubation which contained aerosolized particulates into a non-rebreather mask at time of extubation. The authors believe their protocol allows providers to perform extubations while minimizing ex...

   Estimated Time: 04:35 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Supportive Care