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Concise Critical Appraisal: Vasopressin and Methylprednisolone for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Although several trials have examined in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA), only two trials in the past decade have examined the use of vasopressin and glucocorticoids for IHCA. Both trials found improved survival and favorable neurologic outcome with a vasopressin-epinephrine-methylprednisolone combination. Because of a lack of additional supporting evidence, neither the American nor European international guidelines have recommended this combination for IHCA. This Concise Critical Appraisal examines an article by Andersen et al that attempted to validate the results of these trials.
 


Concise Critical Appraisal: Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest

Recently published guidelines have replaced the recommendations on temperature management after cardiac arrest included in the 2021 post-resuscitation care guidelines co-issued by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). This Concise Critical Appraisal examines the previously reported recommendations and evidence, reviews the ERC-ESICM updated recommendations, and highlights the areas that still lack investigation and clarity.


Can antiplatelets be administered at the same time as anticoagulation in patients with COVID-19?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021


Can children be anticoagulated or only adults?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on February 24, 2021


Vascular Thrombosis in Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Multicenter Study

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Clinical Investigation the authors conducted a multicenter study using whole-body CT to examine the prevalence, severity, and nature of vascular complications in coronavirus disease 2019 in comparison with patients with other viral pneumonias.


SCCM Pod-460 CCE: Multiple PCR for Direct Detection of Bloodstream Infection After Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Nosocomial infections are a prevalent cause of death and complications in critically ill children. Conventional cultures are able to detect only up to 25% of bacteremias. Several studies have suggested that molecular tests could be a faster and effective tool for detection of bacterial infections. Marilyn N. Bulloch, PharmD, BCPS, FCCM, is joined by Sylvia Belda Hofheinz, MD, to discuss the article, “Multiple Polymerase Chain Reaction for Direct Detection of Bloodstream Infection After Cardiac Surgery in a PICU,” published in the June 2022 issue of Critical Care Explorations (Checa RMC, et al. Crit Care Explor. 2022;4:e0707). Dr. Hofheinz is a physician in the pediatric ICU at University Hospital 12 de Octubre in Madrid, Spain.


Despite limited experience, have you seen a pattern of cardiac injury and sudden cardiac decompensation in patients with COVID-19?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered.


Atrial Fibrillation and COVID-19

This presentation covers atrial fibrillation COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


FHCC Guide for Cardiac Arrest Codes in PUI and COVID-19 Patients

This resource covers cardiac arrest codes for PUI and COVID-19 patients. This is a community developed COVID-19 microlearning resource.


Hypotension: Non-ICU Emergency Cards

This resource details how manage hypotension. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Have you seen a multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adult ICU patients?

In this question and answer webcast series, attendees had an opportunity to pose questions about managing critically ill patients with COVID-19 and other issues. Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were also answered. Recorded on: Friday, May 22, 2020


Case Report: Acute Limb Ischemia Due to Arterial Thrombosis Associated With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors report a case of peripheral arterial thrombosis associated with COVID-19, resulting in acute limb ischemia of the right lower extremity.


SCCM Pod-423 Coagulopathy in COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 is associated with a high prevalence of coagulopathy and venous thromboembolism. Host B. Kyle Enfield, MD, FCCM, talks with Jerrold H. Levy, MD, FAHA, FCCM, about what clinicians need to know about this serious problem and how it impacts care delivery (Iba et al. Crit Care Med. 2020;48:1358-1364).


Experience With Cardiology-Oriented Outcomes in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors share data and recommendations from a multidisciplinary team to highlight our institution’s clinical experiences and guidelines for managing cardiovascular complications of coronavirus disease 2019.


A Systematic Review of the Incidence and Outcomes of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors investigated the incidence, characteristics, and outcomes of in-hospital cardiac arrest in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 and describe the characteristics and outcomes for patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest within the ICU, compared with non-ICU patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest.


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.


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.


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.