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Variation in Initial U.S. Hospital Responses to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors characterize emergency responses across hospitals in the United States over time and in the context of local case rates early in the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

   Estimated Time: 27:11 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors assess the impact of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in coronavirus disease 2019 patients requiring mechanical ventilation and the risk for healthcare providers.

   Estimated Time: 22:59 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Results From a Multicenter International Prospective Registry (Health Outcome Predictive Evaluation for Corona Virus Disease 2019 [HOPE-COVID19])

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors evaluate the efficacy of anticoagulation in coronavirus disease 2019 hospitalized patients and its impact on survival.

   Estimated Time: 19:18 min Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19

A Comparison of Thrombosis and Hemorrhage Rates in Patients With Severe Respiratory Failure Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Influenza Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors describe and compare rates of venous thromboembolism and hemorrhage in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 against a historic population of patients with influenza pneumonia who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

   Estimated Time: 26:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

The Characterization of the Toll of Caring for Coronavirus Disease 2019 on ICU Nursing Staff

From Critical Care Explorations . In this brief report, the authors conclude there are indications that registered nurses providing care for coronavirus disease 2019 in the ICU reported increased thermal discomfort coinciding with elevated energy expenditure and a more pronou...

   Estimated Time: 09:28 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health

Prolonged Anaphylaxis to Pfizer Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine: A Case Report and Mechanism of Action

From Critical Care Explorations . In this case report, the authors describe a case of protracted anaphylaxis in a recipient of the BNT162b2

   Estimated Time: 12:14 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Vaccines

The Initial Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on ICU Family Engagement: Lessons Learned From a Collaborative of 27 ICUs

From Critical Care Explorations . While the collaborative model can help promote ICU family engagement initiatives, the authors found that coronavirus disease 2019 has impeded implementation of these initiatives even among motivated units.

   Estimated Time: 19:18 min Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19

In Vitro–Administered Dexamethasone Suppresses T Cell Function With Reversal by Interleukin-7 in Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors evaluated the in vitro effects of dexamethasone phosphate on T cell function in peripheral blood mononuclear cells derived from patients with acute, severe, and moderate coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 09:48 min Coronavirus, Corticosteriods, COVID-19

Editorial: Be Careful and Protect Yourself, It Is in the Air

From Critical Care Medicine . In this editorial, the authors discuss hospital staff safety in the article "Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 1 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 During Aerosol-Generating Procedures in Critical Care...

   Estimated Time: 06:19 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPE, Risk of Transmission

Letter to the Editor: Unclear Benefit of Early Tracheostomy In Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine . This online letter to the editor was written in response to Early Percutaneous Tracheostomy In Coronavirus Disease 2019: Association With Hospital Mortality and Factors Associated With Removal of Tracheostomy Tube at ICU Discharge. A Cohort Study...

   Estimated Time: 02:58 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

Letter to the Editor: Questioning the Futility of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Patients With Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine . This online letter to the editor was written in response to " Is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Futile in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Experiencing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?" by Shah et al.

   Estimated Time: 02:29 min Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Letter to the Editor: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Far from Futile

From Critical Care Medicine . This online letter to the editor was written in response to " Is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Futile in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Experiencing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest?" by Shah et al.

   Estimated Time: 03:24 min Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Early Tocilizumab Dosing Is Associated With Improved Survival in Critically Ill Patients Infected With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors identify the most efficacious timing for tocilizumab administration in critically ill patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2.

   Estimated Time: 12:49 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Characteristics of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Infection and Comparison With Influenza in Children Admitted to U.K. PICUs

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors describe the nationwide U.K. PICU experience of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection during the first wave of the pandemic and compare this with the critical care course of the 2019 influenza cohort.

   Estimated Time: 24:39 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics

Mechanical Ventilation and Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Case-Control Analysis of Clinical Characteristics, Lung Mechanics, and Mortality

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors investigated the differences in clinical course, ventilator mechanics, and outcomes of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 secondary to acute respiratory distress syndrome infection compared with a historical cohort of acute re...

   Estimated Time: 24:55 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Letter to the Editor: Comparing Seasonal Trends in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patient Data at a Quaternary Hospital in New York City

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Letter to the Editor, the authors report initial patient characteristics and outcomes from a large quaternary referral center in New York City between Spring, Summer, and Winter, including prevalence of renal failure, respiratory fail...

   Estimated Time: 12:55 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Association Between Treatments and Short-Term Biochemical Improvements and Clinical Outcomes in Postsevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Inflammatory Syndrome

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine . The authors analyzed the short-term biochemical improvements and clinical outcomes following treatment of children with postsevere acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 inflammatory syndrome (multisystem inflammatory syndrome in chil...

   Estimated Time: 23:41 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, pediatrics

Online Letter to the Editor: Is “Mega-Dose” IV Vitamin C Required for Septic and Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients?

From Critical Care Medicine . This online letter to the editor was written in response to “Reversal of the Pathophysiological Responses to Gram-Negative Sepsis by Megadose Vitamin C” by Lankadeva et al

   Estimated Time: 01:07 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Online Letter to the Editor: Resuscitation and Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Reappraisal

From Critical Care Medicine . This online letter to the editor was written in response to the article “Is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Futile in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Experiencing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest? By Shah et al.

   Estimated Time: 02:15 Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Online Letter to the Editor: Judging Futility of Resuscitation Attempts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requires Better Time Data

From Critical Care Medicine . This online letter to the editor was written in response to the article “Is Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Futile in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Experiencing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest? By Shah et al.

   Estimated Time: 02:15 Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19