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SCCM Pod-367 Variability in Antibiotic Use Across PICUs
Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Thomas V. Brogan, MD, about the article “Variability in Antibiotic Use Across PICUs,” published in the June 2018 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Brogan discusses study findings regarding the variation in antibiotic use in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) across institutions. He considers how overuse or inappropriate use can be addressed in PICUs in the future. Dr. Brogan is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Ped Crit Care Med. 2018; 19(6):519-527.  Published: 7/25/2018
SCCM Pod-366 Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality After Rapid Response Team Calls
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with Matthew M. Churpek, MD, MPH, PhD, about the article, “Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality After Rapid Response Team Calls in a 274 Hospital Nationwide Sample,” published in the July 2018 issue of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Churpek discusses predictors for in-hospital mortality for patients who had already been identified as high-risk by the rapid response team. Dr. Churpek is an assistant professor in pulmonary and critical care medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Shappell C, Snyder A, Edelson DP, Churpek MM; American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Resuscitation Investigators. Crit Care Med. 2018 Jul;46(7):1041-1048.  Published: 7/19/2018
SCCM Pod-363 Hemodynamic Support of Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock
Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Joseph A. Carcillo, MD, about the article, "American College of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Parameters for Hemodynamic Support of Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock," published in the June 2017 issue of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Carcillo the revisions made to the 2014 guidelines and recommendations regarding use of 1) a “recognition bundle” containing a trigger tool for rapid identification of patients with septic shock, 2) a “resuscitation and stabilization bundle” to help adherence to best practice principles, and 3) a “performance bundle” to identify and overcome perceived barriers to the pursuit of best practice principles. Dr. Carcillo is a professor of Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine, and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Crit Care Med. 2017; 45(6):1061-1093. Published: 6/7/2018
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. He discusses results from his team’s prospective observational study to determine the proportion of patients with documented bacterial aspiration pneumonia among comatose ICU patients with symptoms suggesting either bacterial aspiration pneumonia or non-bacterial aspiration pneumonitis. Dr. Lascarrou is a physician in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at CHU Nantes in Nantes, France. Crit Care Med. 2017; 45(8):1268-1275. Published: 3/22/2018
SCCM Pod-358 Liberal Glycemic Control in Critically Ill Patients With Type 2 Diabetes
Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Palash Kar, MBBS, about the article, “Liberal Glycemic Control in Critically Ill Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: An Exploratory Study," published in Critical Care Medicine. In this article, Dr. Kar and coauthors found that in critically ill patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic hyperglycemia, liberal glycemic control appears to attenuate glycemic variability and may reduce the prevalence of moderate-severe hypoglycemia. Dr. Kar is a senior registrar in intensive care at Royal Adelaide Hospital in South Australia. Dr. Kar has no relevant disclosures. Crit Care Med. 2016; 44(9):1695-1703. 
  Published: 1/25/2018
SCCM Pod-357 Initial Crystalloid Resuscitation in Sepsis and Septic Shock
Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Daniel E. Leisman, BS, about the article, “Patterns and Outcomes Associated With Timeliness of Initial Crystalloid Resuscitation in a Prospective Sepsis and Septic Shock Cohort,” published in Critical Care Medicine. Mr. Leisman addresses the controversy of the role of fluids in management of sepsis. Study findings showed that earlier crystalloid initiation was associated with better patient outcomes, including decreased mortality, mechanical ventilation, ICU utilization, and length of stay. Comorbidities and severity did not modify this effect. Mr. Leisman is a clinical researcher in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, and MD/MSCR candidate at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, New York. Crit Care Med. 2017; 45(10):1596-1606.  Published: 1/11/2018
SCCM Pod-356 Repeated Critical Illness and Unplanned Readmissions to PICUs
Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Jeffrey D. Edwards, MD, MA, MAS, about the article, “Repeated Critical Illness and Unplanned Readmissions Within 1 Year to PICUs,” published in the August 2017 issue of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Edwards discusses how critical illness impacts children with complex chronic conditions and how these medically complex children impact critical care services. Dr. Edwards is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care in the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physician and Surgeons in New York. Crit Care Med. 2017; 45(8):1276-1284.  Published: 1/2/2018
SCCM Pod-354 The Septic Shock 3.0 Definition and Trials
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, speaks with James A. Russell, MD, about the article, “The Septic Shock 3.0 Definition and Trials: A Vasopressin and Septic Shock Trial Experience,” published in the June 2017 issue of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Russell discusses findings from his retrospective analysis of the Vasopressin and Septic Shock Trial (VASST) using the Septic Shock 3.0 definition, and implications for trial design in septic shock. Dr. Russell is a professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, and principal investigator at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Crit Care Med. 2017; 45(6):940-948. Published: 11/16/2017