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Time Course of Evolving Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury: The "Shrinking Baby Lung"

From Critical Care Medicine. This paper introduces and highlights several important and /or novel concepts seldom considered by the practicing intensivist.

Adult ICU Triage During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Who Will Live and Who Will Die? Recommendations to Improve Survival

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors discuss the major issues related to ICU triage and try to give recommendations where appropriate but also give different choices for certain issues for countries based on what is best for them.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children: An Invisible Threat Which We Cannot Ignore

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Editorial in response to Ong et al. article ("A comprehensive narrative review on the impact and implications of COVID-19 in children"), focusing on the management of those most severely affected, as well as providing some practical sugge...

   Estimated Time: 07:05 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics

Caring for Critically Ill Adults in PICUs Is Not "Child's Play"

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Editorial by authors that led the Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care Task Force and 2014 Task Force for Mass Critical Care.

Caring for Critically Ill Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a PICU: Recommendations by Dual Trained Intensivists

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Although pediatric intensivists are well versed in the care of ARDS from viral pneumonia, the care of an differing aged adult populations presents some unique challenges.

Neurologic Manifestations of Severe Respiratory Viral Contagions

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors discuss the neurologic manifestations of severe viral respiratory infections including coronavirus, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, metapneumovirus, and enterovirus.

   Estimated Time: 25:45 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

COVID-19 in Critically Ill Children: A Narrative Review of the Literature

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article the authors review available literature on COVID019 in critically ill children and provide valuable insight into the clinical management of this disease, as well as information on preparedness activities that every PICU sh...

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

Misinformation During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak: How Knowledge Emerges From Noise

From Critical Care Explorations. This review summaries the many potential sources of information that clinicians turn to during pandemic illness, the challenges associated with performing methodologically sound research in this setting and potential approaching to conducting w...

   Estimated Time: 15:33 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Using the Surviving Sepsis Coronavirus Disease 2019 Guidelines - Anything New Yet?

From Critical Care Explorations. A letter to the editor of Critical Care Explorations about SSC COVID-19 Guidelines and the need to update these guideines and others regularly to help universally optimize sepsis care due to COVID-19 and help flatten the briskly rising morbidit...

Fact Versus Science Fiction: Fighting Coronavirus Disease 2019 Requires the Wisdom to Know the Difference

From Critical Care Explorations. This commentary uses a recent study of hydroxychloroquine to demonstrate the dire need for randomized clinical trials, but more importantly, to explore the potential consequences of misinformation, how fear fuels its impact, and offer guidance ...

   Estimated Time: 07:46 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

A Conceptual and Adaptable Approach to Hospital Preparedness for Acute Surge Events Due to Emerging Infectious Diseases

From Critical Care Explorations. This article addresses health care capacity strains and provides a framework for considering key resources during an acute surge event and an adaptable approach to the most common domains that should be addressed during the preparation for and ...

   Estimated Time: 18:54 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness, Infection Control

The Clinical Presentation and Immunology of Viral Pneumonia and Implications for Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. This article examines the clinical presentation and important immunology of viral pneumonia with a focus on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (coronavirus disease 2019).

   Estimated Time: 14:29 min Coinfections, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Rationale for Prolonged Corticosteroid Treatment in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused by Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors state that inconclusive clinical evidence should not be a reason for abandoning CST in COVID-19-associated ARDS.

   Estimated Time: 14:40 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Potential for Lung Recruitment and Ventilation-Perfusion Mismatch in Patients With the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome From Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. Severe cases of coronavirus disease 2019 develop the acute respiratory distress syndrome, requiring admission to the ICU. This study aims to describe specific pathophysiological characteristics of acute respiratory distress syndrome from coronaviru...

The Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study (VIRUS): An International Registry of Coronavirus 2019-Related Critical Illness

From Critical Care Explorations. This article describes the conception and implementation of an intensive care database rapidly developed and designed to meet data analytic needs in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic - the multicenter, international Society of C...

   Estimated Time: 07:46 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Clinical Distancing and Mitigation of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this commentary, the authors provide specific recommendations for the rapid implementation of clinical distancing techniques.

   Estimated Time: 04:51 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Prediction of Pediatric Critical Care Resource Utilization for Disaster Triage

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors sought to determine whether currently available pediatric illness severity scores can predict duration of critical care resource use. A pediatric disaster triage algorithm that includes both likelihood for survival and for req...

   Estimated Time: 01:39 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

ICU Readiness Assessment: We Are Not Prepared for COVID-19

SCCM COVID-19 Report. Nearly 5,000 U.S. intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians say that their ICUs are not prepared for the potential onslaught of COVID-19 patients. According to the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) ICU Readiness Assessment Report, their specific conce...

   Estimated Time: 8:04 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Nutrition Therapy in the Patient with COVID-19 Disease Requiring ICU Care

Nutrition recommendations for caring for the critically ill patient with COVID-19. Joint Recommendations from SCCM and ASPEN.

   Estimated Time: 19:01 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Nutrition

SCCM-ASA Joint Statement to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 - SCCM Joint Statement. The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) announce their plans to collaborate to address the COVID-19 crisis.