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Characteristics of Post-ICU and Post-COVID Recovery Clinics in 29 U.S. Health Systems

From Critical Care Explorations The authors describe the structure and process characteristics of existing and newly implemented ICU-RCs and COVID-RCs in a subset of large health systems in the United States.


Prevalence of Select New Symptoms and Conditions Among Persons Aged Younger Than 20 Years and 20 Years or Older at 31 to 150 Days After Testing Positive or Negative for SARS-CoV-2

Understanding the frequency with which new symptoms and conditions emerge in the months following SARS-CoV-2 infection is important to inform patients’ expectations for recovery and allow health care professionals and health systems to address patients’ needs. Shortness of breath, fatigue or muscle weakness, and mild subjective cognitive dysfunction (ie, “brain fog”) are among the most commonly reported persistent symptoms in the months following SARS-CoV-2 infection.


Long-Term Cardiovascular Outcomes of COVID-19

The cardiovascular complications of acute coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are well described, but the post-acute cardiovascular manifestations of COVID-19 have not yet been comprehensively characterized. Here we used national healthcare databases from the US Department of Veterans Affairs to build a cohort of 153,760 individuals with COVID-19, as well as two sets of control cohorts with 5,637,647 (contemporary controls) and 5,859,411 (historical controls) individuals, to estimate risks and 1-year burdens of a set of pre-specified incident cardiovascular outcomes.


PASC Dashboard: Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infections (PASC) Estimates and Insights

The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) has undertaken comprehensive efforts to support our call for a national plan to address Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC or Long COVID) and the millions Americans it is affecting. The PASC Dashboard serves to estimate those affected including state and county level data and trends over time.


Psychologic Distress and Quality of Life After ICU Treatment for Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Multicenter, Observational Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors found that psychologic distress was common in coronavirus disease 2019 ICU survivors and remained similar until 6 months after hospital discharge.


Safety and Feasibility of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Approach to Optimize Recovery From Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors examined the safety and feasibility of a multimodal in-person or telehealth treatment program, administered in acute recovery phase for patients surviving critical coronavirus disease 2019. They found that multimodal treatment program combining care from an interdisciplinary team in an ICU Recovery Clinic with physical rehabilitation is safe and feasible in patients surviving the ICU for coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory failure.


What are the long-term effects of 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 June 9th, 2021


Return to Work After Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Intensive Care Admission: Prospective, Case Series at 6 Months From Hospital Discharge

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Online Brief Report, the authors describe rates of return to work versus unemployment following coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome requiring intensive care admission.


Editorial: The Long Road to Normalcy Following Survival From COVID-19–Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Medicine. This editorial accompanies an article by Carenzo et al. entitled “Return to Work After Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Intensive Care Admission: Propsective, Case-Series at 6 Months From Hospital Discharge” and calls for future studies to identify evidence for best practice during treatment of acute phase of infection to mitigate some of the long lasting effects as well as factors to help maximize rehabilitation efforts to help survivors to return to their everyday lives.


Editorial: Advancing Telehealth-Based Screening for Postintensive Care Syndrome: A Coronavirus Disease 2019 Paradigm Shift

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Martillo et al. entitled “Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic.” 


Online Letter to the Editor: Postcoronavirus Disease Chronic Fatigue Is Frequent and Not Only Restricted to Hospitalized Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to a paper by Martillo et al. entitled “Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic,’ in which the authors reported a high-proportion of patients suffering from chronic fatigue 1 month after discharge from hospital for ICU-treated coronavirus disease 2019.


Can you comment on the use of palliative care in patients with COVID-19 in the emergency department or ICU? When should we start reaching out to these colleagues?

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 May 12th, 2021


IDSA Resources: Quality and Patient Safety

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) COVID-19 Real-Time Learning Network. These resources are categorized as Quality and Patient Safety


Editorial: Advancing Telehealth-Based Screening for Postintensive Care Syndrome: A Coronavirus Disease 2019 Paradigm Shift

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Martillo et al. entitled “Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic.” The Editorial authors conclude that questions remain about when and how to screen for PICS and whether severe COVID-19 survivors have unique symptoms or trajectories compared with non-COVID-19 critical illness survivors, and they emphasize that the main public health message is clear -- critical illness, in general, and severe COVID-19, specifically, are life changing and the critical care community needs to do all it can to prevent the development of PICS and raise awareness.


Online Letter to the Editor: Postcoronavirus Disease Chronic Fatigue Is Frequent and Not Only Restricted to Hospitalized Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to a paper by Martillo et al. entitled Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic,’ in which the authors reported a high-proportion of patients suffering from chronic fatigue 1 month after discharge from hospital for ICU-treated coronavirus disease 2019.


Can you discuss post-COVID-19 care for patients who have had prolonged hospitalization?

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


Post-COVID-19: Considerations From ICU to Discharge (Infographic)

This infographic covers pearls on how to mitigate post-COVID-19: from ICU to discharge. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC): What Can Be Done in and after the ICU to Lower the Risk of "Long COVID"?

This webinar panel discussed ways to mitigate the risk of post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) in hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The panelists and attendees participated in an interactive discussion format with case presentations, polling, and given access to a downloadable infographic to use as a resource tool. The Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Association of Respiratory Care partnered to produce this webinar on COVID-19. Webcast Recorded on Thursday, April 29, 2021


Functional Outcomes and Their Association With Physical Performance in Mechanically Ventilated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Survivors at 3 Months Following Hospital Discharge: A Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors found that physical disability is common at 3 months in severe coronavirus disease 2019 survivors. Lung diffusing capacity and intermuscular adipose tissue assessed on CT were independently associated with walking distance, suggesting a key role for pulmonary function and muscle quality in functional disability.


Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome

This resource details Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome (PASC). This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic

From Critical Care Medicine. In this article, authors found that survivors of critical illness related to coronavirus disease 2019 are at high risk of developing postintensive care syndrome.


CDC Resources: Infection

SCCM’s COVID-19 Rapid Resource Center now links to pertinent content from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These resources are categorized as Infection