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Category: Hematology

Serial Thromboelastography and the Development of Venous Thromboembolism in Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19

From Critical Care Explorations The authors test the hypothesis that relatively lower clot strength on thromboelastography maximum amplitude (MA) is associated with development of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in critically ill patients with COVID-19.

   Estimated Time: 28:50 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, DVT

Plasma Soluble CD14 Subtype Levels Are Associated With Clinical Outcomes in Critically Ill Subjects With Coronavirus Disease 2019

Critical Care Explorations  In this study, the authors concluded that soluble CD14 subtype levels may have prognostic utility in coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 25:15 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Recognizing Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

From Critical Care Medicine  The authors review the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia, an unexpected consequence of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic era. 

   Estimated Time: 16:06 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines

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.

   Estimated Time: 30:14 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, DVT, Sepsis

Interleukin-6 in Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019, a Driver of Lung Inflammation of Systemic Origin?

From C ritical Care Explorations . In this Brief Report the authors examined whether interleukin-6 in critical coronavirus disease 2019 is higher in arterial than in central venous blood, as a sign of predominantly local pulmonal rather than systemic interleukin-6 production.

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

Argatroban for Anticoagulation in Patients Requiring Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors conclude that argatroban, with or without aspirin, is an effective anticoagulation strategy for patients who require venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support secondary to coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 20:16 min Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

Comparison of Published Guidelines for the Diagnosis and the Management of Vaccine-Induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Narrative Review, the authors conclude that clinicians should be prepared for the early identification of patients with suspicious symptoms and prompt treatment should be initiated to avoid catastrophic deterioration. They note that m...

   Estimated Time: 28:02 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines

Online Letter to the Editor: Optimal Management of Thrombotic Complications in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine . This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to an article by Mirsadraee et al. entitled “Prevalence of Thrombotic Complications in ICUTreated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Detected With Systematic CT Scanning.”

   Estimated Time: 01:32 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Online Letter to Editor: Optimal Patient Selection for the Prophylactic Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine . This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to an article by Santoro et al. entitled “Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Results From a Multicenter International Prospective Registry (Health Outcome Pr...

   Estimated Time: 01:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

CDC Resources: Hematology

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 Hematology

   Estimated Time: Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, Vaccines

Is Microthrombosis the Main Pathology in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Severity?—A Systematic Review of the Postmortem Pathologic Findings

From Critical Care Explorations .  In this systematic review, the authors attempted to retrieve and report the findings of postmortem studies including the histopathologic data of deceased coronavirus disease 2019 patients and to review the manifestations of coronavirus disea...

   Estimated Time: 43:28 min Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Can you discuss the use of anticoagulation for blood clot prevention in COVID-19 patients?

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

   Estimated Time: 06:38 min Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19

A Comparison of Thrombosis and Hemorrhage Rates in Patients With Severe Respiratory Failure Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Influenza Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors describe and compare rates of venous thromboembolism and hemorrhage in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 against a historic population of patients with influenza pneumonia who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

   Estimated Time: 26:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

Thromboelastography Parameters and Platelet Count on Admission to the ICU and the Development of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With Coronavirus Disease-2019

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors’ data, discussed in this article, did not support the use of thromboelastography to risk stratify critically ill adults with coronavirus disease 2019 for the development of venous thromboembolism or to guide decisions about antico...

   Estimated Time: 25:50 Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

First and Second Waves of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Madrid, Spain: Clinical Characteristics and Hematological Risk Factors Associated With Critical/Fatal Illness

From Critical Care Explorations  In this study, the authors sought to determine similarities and differences in clinical characteristics between the patients from two waves of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection at the time of hospital admission, as well ...

   Estimated Time: 33:07 ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

D-dimer and Death in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine .  In a large multicenter cohort study of critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019, the authors found higher D-dimer levels were independently associated with a greater risk of death.

von Willebrand Factor Multimer Formation Contributes to Immunothrombosis in Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine .  The authors believe that the findings of this study provide a rationale to consider plasma exchange as a therapeutic option in COVID-19 and to include von Willebrand factor and ADAMTS13 in the diagnostic workup.

   Estimated Time: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

The Association of Preinfection Daily Oral Anticoagulation Use and All-Cause in Hospital Mortality From Novel Coronavirus 2019 at 21 Days: A Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations . In this retrospective study, the authors sought to understand the association of preinfection daily oral anticoagulation use and the short-term mortality of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 24:04 Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Capillary Leukocytes, Microaggregates, and the Response to Hypoxemia in the Microcirculation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors hypothesized that coronavirus disease 2019 patients exhibit sublingual microcirculatory alterations caused by inflammation, coagulopathy, and hypoxemia.

   Estimated Time: 24:18 Coronavirus, COVID-19

Integral Use of Thromboelastography With Platelet Mapping to Guide Appropriate Treatment, Avoid Complications, and Improve Survival of Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Coagulopathy

From Critical Care Explorations In this study, the authors round that thromboelastography with platelet mapping better characterizes the spectrum of coronavirus disease 2019 coagulation-related abnormalities and may guide more tailored, patient-specific therapies in thost...