Content Type: Articles
First and Second Waves of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Madrid, Spain: Clinical Characteristics and Hematological Risk Factors Associated With Critical/Fatal Illness
From Critical Care Explorations In this study, the authors sought to determine similarities and differences in clinical characteristics between the patients from two waves of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection at the time of hospital admission, as well ...
Prone Positioning and Survival in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Respiratory Failure
From Critical Care Medicine In this study, the authors found that in-hospital mortality was lower in mechanically ventilated hypoxemic patients with coronavirus disease 2019 treated with early proning compared with patients whose treatment did not include early proning.
Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 1 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 During Aerosol-Generating Procedures in Critical Care: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies
From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors found that personal protective equipment reduce the odds of contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 1 and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
Efficacy of Serum Angiotensin II Levels in Prognosis of Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors found that serum angiotensin II levels decrease significantly in patients with coronavirus disease 2019, and this decrease is correlated with lung damage.
Cardiovascular Disease and Severe Hypoxemia Are Associated With Higher Rates of Noninvasive Respiratory Support Failure in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia
From Critical Care Explorations . The authors describe outcomes with high-flow oxygen delivered through nasal cannula and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in coronavirus disease 2019 acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and identify individual factors associated with ...
Editorial: The Complex Issue of Race and Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the ICU
From Critical Care Medicine . In this editorial, the authors discuss the article Racial Differences in a Detroit, MI, ICU Population of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients by Lazar et al. about healthcare inequalities and disparate outcomes.
The Lived Experience of ICU Clinicians During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak: A Qualitative Study
From Critical Care Medicine . In this qualitative study, the authors found that, among ICU clinicians, there was a sense of total professional engagement during the surge. Caring for critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 patients was fraught with challenges, and that the ex...
D-dimer and Death in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Medicine . In a large multicenter cohort study of critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019, the authors found higher D-dimer levels were independently associated with a greater risk of death.
von Willebrand Factor Multimer Formation Contributes to Immunothrombosis in Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Medicine . The authors believe that the findings of this study provide a rationale to consider plasma exchange as a therapeutic option in COVID-19 and to include von Willebrand factor and ADAMTS13 in the diagnostic workup.
Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Research Priorities for Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Critical Illness
From Critical Care Medicine . In this article, the authors identify research priorities that represent a roadmap for investigation in COVID-19.
A Case-Control Study of Prone Positioning in Awake and Nonintubated Hospitalized Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients
From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors found no significant association with reduced risk of invasive mechanical ventilation or inhospital mortality after adjusting for baseline severity of illness and oxygenation status.
Editorial: The Pandemic Paradox: A Celebrated Exhaustion
From Critical Care Medicine . In this editorial, the author discussed burnout and its impact on clinicians.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Immediately Increases Burnout Symptoms in ICU Professionals
Fron Critical Care Medicine . This study shows that overburdening of ICU professionals during an extended period of time leads to symptoms of burnout.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Infections in Critical Care Staff: Beware the Risks Beyond the Bedside
From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors found that staff who developed coronavirus disease 2019 were less likely to have caught it from their patients in critical care. Other staff, other areas of the hospital, and the wider community are more likely sources ...
Outcomes of Patients With COVID-19 Receiving Organ Support Therapies: The International VIRUS Registry
From Critical Care Medicine . The authors describe the outcomes of hospitalized patients in a multicenter, international coronavirus disease 2019 registry.
Critical Ethics: How to Balance Patient Autonomy With Fairness When Patients Refuse Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing
From Critical Care Explorations . In this review articles, the authors set out to identify the most ethical way a given healthcare system may respond to a patient’s refusal to undergo coronavirus disease 2019 testing.
Dysphagia in Patients With Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019—Potential Neurologic Etiologies
From Critical Care Explorations . In this case series, the authors investigate dysphagia in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019.
Association Between Early Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and Day-60 Mortality in Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Related to Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pneumonia
From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors assessed the effect of early invasive mechanical ventilation in coronavirus disease-2019 with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure on day-60 mortality.
The Association of Preinfection Daily Oral Anticoagulation Use and All-Cause in Hospital Mortality From Novel Coronavirus 2019 at 21 Days: A Retrospective Cohort Study
From Critical Care Explorations . In this retrospective study, the authors sought to understand the association of preinfection daily oral anticoagulation use and the short-term mortality of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019.
An 18-Year-Old Survivor With a Body Mass Index of 73.9 kg/m2 on Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Collaborative Multidisciplinary Effort
From Critical Care Explorations . In this case report, the authors describe a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to coronavirus disease 2019 infection in setting of super morbid obesity (body mass index 73.9 kg/m2) with the successful use of extracorporeal ...