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Category: Infection

SCCM Pod-457 CCM: Increased incidence of ventilator-acquired pneumonia in COVID-19 patients

While little is known about the epidemiology of ventilator-acquired pneumonia among COVID-19 patients, some studies suggest a higher risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia in this specific population. Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, is joined by Charles-Hervé Vacheron, MD, ...

Estimated Time: 22:24 min

SCCM Pod-422 Procalcitonin in COVID-19 and Influenza-Related Secondary Bacterial Infections

Procalcitonin testing on admission seems to be a valuable piece of information for early risk assessment and ruling out bacterial co-infection in COVID-19 patients. Host Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH, is joined by Michael Broyles, PharmD, and Eric H. Gluck, MD, to explore this topic.

Estimated Time: 23:16 min coronavirus, COVID-19, infection, procalcitonin

SCCM Pod-420 Nebulized Bacteriophages for Prophylaxis of Experimental MRSA VAP

Alternative strategies are needed to combat and prevent antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Host Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, talks about this issue with David R. Cameron, PhD.

Estimated Time: 20:52 min antibiotic, infections, nosocomial, phage, resistance, therapy

SCCM Pod-389 Infections on Extracorporeal Life Support

Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Luregn Schlapbach, MD, FCICM, review a survey of international practice on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections on extracorporeal life support in adults and children published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Farrell, Deborah...

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SCCM Pod-385 Clostridium difficile

Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Paula Ferrada, MD, discuss Dr. Ferrada's talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress titled "Clostridium difficile: Sparring With Spores." Current treatment recommendations and surgical options are discussed.

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SCCM Pod-378 Procalcitonin Guidance during Antibiotics Management

Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Simon W. Lam, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM, discuss procalcitonin guidance during different phases of antibiotics management in patients admitted to intensive care units.

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SCCM Pod-361 Antibiotic Therapy in Comatose Mechanically Ventilated Patients Following Aspiration

Dr. Fraser, MD, speaks with Jean Baptiste Lascarrou, MD, about the article, "Antibiotic Therapy in Comatose Mechanically Ventilated Patients Following Aspiration: Differentiating Pneumonia from Pneumonitis," published in Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-VCCR2 New Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Septic Shock

Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Ishaq Lat, PharmD, about new onset atrial fibrillation in septic shock. In the epsiode, the issue of rate versus rhythm control is discussed as well as the need for anticoagulation among this patient population.

Estimated Time: 27:23 min Anticoagulation, Sepsis, Septic Shock

SCCM Pod-325 Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Christine Gall, DrPH, about the article, “Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic: Maximizing Survival by Establishing Triage Thresholds,” published in the September 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pandemic

SCCM Pod-317 Duration of Antimicrobial Treatment for Bacteremia in Canadian Critically Ill Patients

Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Nick Daneman, MD, about the article, “Duration of Antimicrobial Treatment for Bacteremia in Canadian Critically Ill Patients,” published in Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-256 The Burden of Influenza-Associated Critical Illness Hospitalizations

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Colin R. Cooke, MD, about the article, “The Burden of Influenza-Associated Critical Illness Hospitalizations,” published in the November 2014 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-242 Preparing for Emerging Infections

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with the Society of Critical Care Medicine President-Elect, Craig Coopersmith, MD, FCCM, and Jay Varkey, MD, about the Ebola epidemic and how clinicians should be preparing for emerging infections.

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SCCM Pod-194 CCM: Understanding Procalcitonin in Diagnosing Infection, Sepsis

Jeffrey Guy, MD, delves into the conclusions of this article, “Longitudinal changes in procalcitonin in a heterogeneous group of critically ill patients,” with specific focus on why PCT is important when managing patients with suspected sepsis.

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SCCM Pod-175 CCM: Poverty and Bloodstream Infections

Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Kenneth Christopher, MD, about his paper published in the May 2012 Critical Care Medicine, “Relationship Between Neighborhood Poverty Rate and Bloodstream Infections in the Critically Ill.”

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SCCM Pod-143 PCCM: The Effects of Heparin in Infants After Catheter-Related Thrombosis

Alan R. Schroeder, MD, discusses his article, “A Continuous Heparin Infusion Does Not Prevent Catheter-Related Thrombosis in Infants After Cardiac Surgery," published in the July Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-137 A Team Approach to Identifying MRSA

Adam Keene, MD, MS, discusses his paper published in the January 2010 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled “The Use of a Critical Care Consult Team to Identify Risk for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection and the Potential for Early Intervention: A Pilot S...

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SCCM Pod-136 PCCM: Community-Associated MRSA in Previously Healthy Children

Amy Creel, MD, served as lead author on an article published in the May 2009 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “Severe Invasive Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections in Previously Healthy Children.”

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SCCM Pod-108 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part III

Naomi O'Grady, MD clarifies the strain of the current virus, discusses the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic, and outlines the prescription therapies available specific to H1N1 Influenza.

Estimated Time: COVID-19, Pandemic

SCCM Pod-107 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part II

John H. Beigel, MD, clarifies the definition of influenza and discusses the evolution of viruses, speculation on the mode of transmission and the role of vaccines and therapies as they relate to H1N1 Influenza.

Estimated Time: COVID-19, Pandemic

SCCM Pod-106 Discussion of H1N1 Influenza - Part I

Randy S. Wax, MD, discusses the current outbreak of H1N1 Influenza, the triage protocol for critical care during an influenza epidemic, the public's role in taking necessary precautions, and educational resources that are available.

Estimated Time: COVID-19, Pandemic