Content Type: Articles
Identification of Aggravation-Predicting Gene Polymorphisms in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Using a Candidate Gene Approach Associated With Multiple Phase Pathogenesis: A Study in a Japanese City of 1 Million People
From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors successfully identified significant genetic factors in OAS1 and IL1B genes using a candidate gene approach study as valuable information for further mechanistic investigation and predictive model building.
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
The Role of a Statewide Critical Care Coordination Center in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic—and Beyond
From Critical Care Explorations . The authors describe statewide implementation of a critical care coordination center designed to optimize ICU utilization.
A Modified Delphi Process to Prioritize Experiences and Guidance Related to ICU Restricted Visitation Policies During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
From Critical Care Explorations . The authors created evidence-based consensus statements for restricted ICU visitation policies to support critically ill patients, families, and healthcare professionals during current and future pandemics.
Interhospital Transfer Outcomes for Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Requiring Mechanical Ventilation
From Critical Care Explorations . In this single-center retrospective cohort, no significant differences in hospital mortality or length of stay between interhospital transfers and emergency department admits were found.
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 ...
Differences and Similarities Among Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Treated in Seven ICUs in Three Countries Within One Region: An Observational Cohort Study
From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors found that COVID-19 patients admitted to ICUs within one region, the Euregio Meuse-Rhine, differed significantly in general characteristics, applied interventions, and outcomes despite presumed genetic and socioeconomic...
Prognostic and Predictive Biomarkers in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Treated With Tocilizumab in a Randomized Controlled Trial
From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors explored candidate prognostic and predictive biomarkers identified in retrospective observational studies (interleukin-6, C-reactive protein, lactate dehydrogenase, ferritin, lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, D-dime...
End-of-Life Care During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: The 3 Wishes Program
From Critical Care Explorations . The authors evaluated how the 3 Wishes Program evolved to allow continued provision of compassionate end-of-life care for critically ill patients during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
ICU Mortality in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: Highlighting Healthcare Disparities in Rural Appalachia
From Critical Care Explorations . The authors found that critically ill and mechanically ventilated coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome patients transferred from Appalachian critical access hospitals/rural facilities have increased mortality compared...
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.
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...
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...
Interleukin-6 in Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019, a Driver of Lung Inflammation of Systemic Origin?
From C ritical Care Explorations . In this Brief Report the authors examined whether interleukin-6 in critical coronavirus disease 2019 is higher in arterial than in central venous blood, as a sign of predominantly local pulmonal rather than systemic interleukin-6 production.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Tracheostomy Candidacy, Ceteris Paribus Assumptions, and Tracking Survivorship Data
From Critical Care Medicine . This Editorial accompanies the article by Angel et. al titled "Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation".
Thrombocytopenia After Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination: Remember to Put the Blame on Others Too
From Critical Care Medicine . This Editorial accompanies the article by Iba et. al titled "Recognizing vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia".
Accelerating Coronavirus Disease 2019 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines—Selecting Compounds for Clinical Evaluation in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Clinical Trials
From Critical Care Medicine . In this Review Article the authors established a uniform data collection process required to perform an assessment of any agent type using review criteria that were identified and differentially weighted for each agent class,
Barotrauma in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Undergoing Invasive Mechanical Ventilation: A Systematic Literature Review
From Critical Care Medicine . In this Review Article the authors performed a systematic literature review to identify rates of barotrauma, pneumothorax, and pneumomediastinum in coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome patients receiving invasive mechanica...
The Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Impacts Burnout Syndrome Differently Among Multiprofessional Critical Care Clinicians—A Longitudinal Survey Study
From Critical Care Medicine . In this Clinical Investigation the authors determined the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 on burnout syndrome in the multiprofessional ICU team and identified factors associated with burnout syndrome.
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.