A Centrally Acting Antihypertensive, Clonidine, Sedates Patients Presenting With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Evoked by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus 2
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors report on a sedation and ventilation method used in France.
Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Receiving Prophylactic Anticoagulation
From Critical Care Medicine. Deep venous thrombosis is very common in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019, so the authors describe the prevalence of venous thromboembolism in critically ill patients receiving different regimens of prophylactic anticoagulation.
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 exposure to aerosolized particles.
Letter to the Editor: Barrier Techniques to Reduce Aerosolization During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
From Critical Care Explorations. The authors developed additional modifications to the suggested guidelines to further protect providers from unnecessary aerosolization; it illustrates a sample protocol for provider safety during advanced cardiovascular life support in the coronavirus pandemic.
Editorial: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
From Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the authors discuss the important role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a rescue therapy for patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia associated with severe ARDS.
Thromboelastography Profiles of Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors reviewed thromboelastography studies in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 to characterize their coagulation states.
Letter to the Editor: Coronavirus Disease 2019: Understanding Immunopathogenesis Is the “Holy Grail” to Explain Why Children Have Less Severe Acute Disease
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this letter to the editor, the authors state that the understanding of the immunopathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 infection is important not only to understand the epidemiologic and age-related differences in COVID-19, but it is critical for the identification of appropriate treatment, as well as for the development of a highly immunogenic vaccine with low risk of antibody dependent enhancement.
Pediatric Resuscitation Practices During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors conducted a survey and found that most U.S. pediatric institutions rapidly adapted their resuscitation systems and practices in response to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Measures: Reports From a National Survey of 9,120 ICU Clinicians
From Critical Care Medicine. In this national ICU clinician survey, it was found that there are continued concerns regarding personal protective equipment supplies with the chief issue being N95 respirator availability.
Clinical Features of Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors observed a greater proportion of hospitalized children requiring mechanical ventilation than has been reported to date; they state that older children, African-American or Hispanic children, and males may be at greater risk for severe illness requiring hospitalization.
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