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What are the indications for post-discharge thromboprophylaxis?

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 November 4, 2020.


Are there any issues related to the use of diagnostic and interventional radiology that would preclude the performance of certain tests in patients who are COVID-19-positive?

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 November 4, 2020.


High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) Use in COVID-19 Respiratory Failure

This presentation is an overview of HFNC use for COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Benchmarking Critical Care Well-Being: Before and After the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors examined the impact of COVID-19 with regard to well-being, measured as burnout and professional fulfillment, across critical care healthcare professionals, ICUs, and hospitals within a health system.


Timing of Intubation and In-Hospital Mortality in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors examined whether increasing time between admission and intubation was associated with mortality in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 who underwent mechanical ventilation.


Spectrum of Vascular Involvement in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia—Findings on CT Perfusion

From Critical Care Explorations

In this article, the authors observed and interpreted CT perfusion patterns of COVID-19 pulmonary features.


The Ties That Bind: A Coronavirus Disease Journey

From Critical Care Explorations

In this article, the authors describe a personal experience of COVID-19 bringing two old friends together and the patient care lessons learned.


The Use of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen in the ICU as a First-Line Therapy for Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Secondary to Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors characterize outcomes associated with high-flow nasal oxygen use in critically ill adult patients with coronavirus disease 2019-associated acute hypoxemic respiratory failure.


A Method to Improve Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Circuit Survival Time in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Acute Kidney Injury

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors discuss optimizing continuous renal replacement therapy circuit survival in coronavirus disease 2019 patients admitted to the ICU.


Clinical Pharmacists: An Invaluable Part of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Frontline Response

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors describe how clinical pharmacists fulfilled an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic by working to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patients they served on the frontline.


A Novel Low-Cost Ventilator for Use in a Worldwide Pandemic: The Portsmouth Ventilator

From Critical Care Explorations

In this study, the authors found that the Portsmouth Ventilator was able to perform well across all simulated pathologies and in vivo.


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.


Letter to the Editor: Predictors of Mortality and Effect of Drug Therapies in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multicenter Cohort St

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors conducted a multicenter cohort study to determine the effect of drug therapies on survival in mechanically ventilated patients with coronavirus disease 2019.


Rapid Transition of a PICU Space and Staff to Adult Coronavirus Disease 2019 ICU Care

From Critical Care Medicine

The authors describe how a PICU and a PICU care team were incorporated into a hospital-wide ICU care model during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.


Reversal of the Pathophysiological Responses to Gram-Negative Sepsis by Megadose Vitamin C

From Critical Care Medicine

The authors invesitated the safety and efficacy of megadose sodium ascorbate in sepsis.


Validation of Inflammopathic, Adaptive, and Coagulopathic Sepsis Endotypes in Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine

The authors tested and found that a previously defined bacterial sepsis endotype classifier recapitulates the same clinical and immunological endotypes in viral sepsis (coronavirus disease 2019).


De Novo Renal Failure and Clinical Outcomes of Patients With Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine 

The authors found that respiratory failure conveys significant mortality risk in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 and survival with concomitant renal failure is rare.


Procalcitonin Exerts a Mediator Role in Septic Shock Through the Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Receptor

From Critical Care Medicine

The authors found that procalcitonin exerts a moderate but harmful effect on disease progression in experimental septic shock, and suggests a potential therapeutic application for calcitonin gene-related peptide receptor inhibitors in sepsis.


Unexpectedly High Frequency of Enterococcal Bloodstream Infections in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Admitted to an Italian ICU: An Observational Study

From Critical Care Medicine

The authors found that coronavirus disease 2019 seemed to increase the frequency of bloodstream infections (particularly Enterococcus-related bloodstream infection) after ICU admission.


Prognostic Factors for 30-Day Mortality in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: An Observational Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine

The authors identified patient characteristics that predict an increased likelihood of death within 30 days of the start of critical care for patients with coronavirus disease 2019, which included age, ethnicity, deprivation, body mass index, and prior dependency, among other characteristics.