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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Retrieval in Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Case-Series of 19 Patients Supported at a High-Volume Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Center

From Critical Care Explorations. In this observational study, the authors concluded that extracorporeal membrane oxygenation retrieval can rescue young, previously healthy patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 in whom all the conventional respiratory measures have fail...

   Estimated Time: 15:24 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO, Therapies

Persevering With Prone Ventilation in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia

From Critical Care Explorations. In this case study, the authors present a 53-year-old patient with a severe coronavirus disease 2019 pneumonia who has made a remarkable recovery after a difficult period on intensive care.

   Estimated Time: 09:43 min Case Presentation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Letter to the Editor: Prevalence and Clinical Correlates of Echo-Estimated Right and Left Heart Filling Pressures in Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations In this Letter to the Editor, the authors discuss their study in which they hypothesized that a significant proportion of coronavirus disease 2019 patients has evidence of pulmonary hypertension associated with elevated left heart filling pressu...

   Estimated Time: 09:59 min Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Clinical Outcomes Following Tocilizumab Administration in Mechanically Ventilated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors examined the outcomes of critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 patients treated with tocilizumab and factors associated with clinical improvement.

   Estimated Time: 23:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies, Ventilatory Support

The POSITIONED Study: Prone Positioning in Nonventilated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients - A Retrospective Analysis

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors investigated explored whether awake self-proning improved outcomes in coronavirus disease 2019-infected patients treated in a rural medical center with limited resources during a significant local coronavirus disease ...

   Estimated Time: 18:16 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Three-Dimensional Printed Ventilators: A Rapid Solution to Coronavirus Disease 2019–Induced Supply-Chain Shortages

From Critical Care Explorations. In this paper, the authors report that three-dimensional printed ventilators, such as "CRISIS," propose a potential solution to increase the available number of vents for the United States and abroad, one that is dynamic and able to absorb the ...

   Estimated Time: 19:34 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Ventilatory Support

Treatment for Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 With the Seraph-100 Microbind Affinity Blood Filter

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors sought to determine whether Seraph-100 (Exthera Medical Corporation, Martinez, CA) treatment provides clinical benefit for severe coronavirus disease 2019 cases that require mechanical ventilation and vasopressor support.

Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: A Unique New York City Public Hospital Experience

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors explore demographics, comorbidities, transfers, and mortality in critically ill patients with confirmed severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in a New York City hospital.  

   Estimated Time: 25:38

Mortality Rates in a Diverse Cohort of Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Novel Coronavirus in the Urban Midwest

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors found mortality rates in mechanically ventilated patients with coronavirus disease 2019 to be lower than some previously reported with longer lengths of stay.  

   Estimated Time: 16:17 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Letter to the Editor: Impact of Asynchronies in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Letter to the Editor, the authors state that close monitoring of patients with COVID-19 and mechanical ventilation is required; staying at the patient’s bedside is necessary to identify life-threatening asynchronies and must be resolv...

   Estimated Time: 5:36 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Letter to the Editor: Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: Maintaining the Standard of Care

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Letter to the Editor, the authors respond to the new recommendations for delaying tracheostomy for coronavirus disease 2019 patients to day 21 post-intubation to ensure viral clearance.  

   Estimated Time: 8:02 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

High-Flow Nasal Oxygen in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure: A Multicenter, Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors analyzed the effectiveness of high-flow nasal oxygen treatment and aimed to identify the variables predicting high-flow nasal oxygen treatment failure in coronavirus disease 2019 patients with acute hypoxemic respirator...

   Estimated Time: 24:00 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Does Pulmonary Aspergillosis Complicate Coronavirus Disease 2019?

From Critical Care Explorations . In this article, the authors summarize what is known about coronavirus disease 2019 complicated by Aspergillus, introduces coronavirus disease 2019–associated pulmonary aspergillosis as a possible clinical entity, and describes reasons clinic...

   Estimated Time: 14:47 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Virology

Effects of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure in “High Compliance” Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Medicine.  In this study, the authors state their data suggest that a ""higher” positive end-expiratory pressure approach in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 acute respiratory distress syndrome and high compliance improves oxyge...

   Estimated Time: 13:20 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Editorial: Delivering Care From an Unstable Evidence Base: The Evolving Care of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Through the Lens of High-Flow Nasal Oxygen

From Critical Care Medicine.  In this Editorial, the authors discuss the challenges of caring for patients with COVID-19 without evidence to guide them through the lens of high-flow nasal oxygenation and how there have been slow changes for improvement.

   Estimated Time: 9:57 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies, Ventilatory Support

Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Why the Intensivist Is More Important Than Ever

From Critical Care Medicine.  In this Viewpoints article, the authors discuss the challenges of ARDS in COVID-19 patients.

   Estimated Time: 8:46 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Guideline-Driven Care Should Be Our Natural Reflex

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Viewpoints article, the authors discuss the value of evidence-based, guidelines-driven care in ARDS in patients with COVID-19.  

   Estimated Time: 9:54 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

The Association of Inflammatory Cytokines in the Pulmonary Pathophysiology of Respiratory Failure in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors investigated  the pathophysiological relationship between proinflammatory cytokines and respiratory failure in severe coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 26:36 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Increased Dead Space Ventilation and Refractory Hypercapnia in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Potential Marker of Thrombosis in the Pulmonary Vasculature

From Critical Care Explorations . This case series highlights clinical findings and management of coronavirus disease 2019 patients with refractory hypercapnia despite maximal/optimal ventilatory support.

   Estimated Time: 11:39 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Subcutaneous Emphysema, Pneumomediastinum, and Pneumothorax in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations. In this observational study, the authors describe patients with barotrauma, which appears to be a common complication of severe coronavirus disease 2019. 

   Estimated Time: 20:58 Comorbidities, Coronavirus, COVID-19