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Journal Club: Critical Care Medicine

Explore articles from the Society's leading critical care journals in this webcast series.  


SCCM Pod-458 CCM: Association of Catecholamine in Patients With Septic Shock

Catecholamine is used in patients with septic shock to augment hemodynamics and achieve goal mean arterial pressure. Ludwig H. Lin, MD, is joined by Gretchen L. Sacha BCCCP, PharmD, to discuss this retrospective observational study to evaluate the associations of catecholamine dose, lactate concentration, and timing from shock onset at vasopressin initiation with in-hospital mortality. (Sacha G, et al. Crit Care Med. 2022;50:614-623). Dr. Sacha is a critical care clinical specialist at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. This podcast is sponsored by Sound Physicians.


Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines 2021

Critical Care Medicine: October 4, 2021


Is there a relationship between the development of sepsis, the development of COVID-19, and subsequent mortality?

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


Foreword: Does Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Cause Sepsis?

From Critical Care Medicine. In this foreword, the authors contend that there should be no debate that SARS-CoV-2 is an important cause of sepsis and that labeling it as such is beneficial and appropriate.


Sepsis and Coronavirus Disease 2019: Common Features and Anti-Inflammatory Therapeutic Approaches

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors present some common features shared by severe coronavirus disease 2019 patients and sepsis and describe proposed anti-inflammatory therapies for coronavirus disease 2019 which have been previously evaluated in sepsis.
 


SCCM Pod-427 Severe COVID-19 and Sepsis

Severe COVID-19 infection can be a form of viral sepsis with occasionally concomitant bacterial infection.


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).


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.


Albumin Kinetics in Sepsis and COVID-19

From Critical Care Explorations In this Letter to the Editor the authors concluded that the pattern of albumin kinetics may be predictive of outcome in COVID-19 and sepsis-induced ARDS.


Surviving Sepsis Campaign Releases 2021 Adult Sepsis Guidelines

Updated global adult sepsis guidelines, released by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC), place an increased emphasis on improving the care of sepsis patients after they are discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU) and represent greater geographic and gender diversity than previous versions. The updated guidelines are especially important today, as many who are seriously ill with COVID-19 are particularly vulnerable to sepsis.
 


Perspective of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign on the Management of Pediatric Sepsis in the Era of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this article, the authors discuss the Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-associated Organ Dysfunction in Children as they relate to COVID-19.


Editorial: Pediatric Sepsis in the Time of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the author reviews ""Perspectives on Pediatric Sepsis in Patients with COVID-19"" from the Surviving Sepsis Campaign Pediatric Guidelines Taskforce authors.
 


How have sepsis protocols or bundles been used in COVID-19 patients and what is the best way to navigate these bundles, especially regarding fluids?

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 April 14th, 2021


Altered Heart Rate Variability Early in ICU Admission Differentiates Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 and All-Cause Sepsis Patients

From Critical Care Explorations  In this descriptive statistical study, heart rate variability measures were found to be statistically different across critically ill patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and distinct from bacterial sepsis.


Immunothrombosis Biomarkers for Distinguishing Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients From Noncoronavirus Disease Septic Patients With Pneumonia and for Predicting ICU Mortality

From Critical Care Explorations  This hypothesis-generating study suggests that the pathophysiology of immunothrombosis differs between coronavirus disease 2019 patients and noncoronavirus disease septic patients.


Evaluation of Albumin Kinetics in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Compared to Those With Sepsis-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Explorations  In this paper, the authors aimed to characterize the kinetics of serum albumin in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 compared with critically ill patients with sepsis-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome.