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Mini-Bronchoalveolar Lavage for Diagnosing Coronavirus Disease 2019–Associated Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis

Critical Care Explorations  The authors found a similar percentage of positive test results in mini-bronchoalveolar lavage and bronchoalveolar lavage samples in patients with suspected coronavirus disease 2019–associated pulmonary aspergillosis, indicating that mini-bronchoalv...

   Estimated Time: 10:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

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

Assessment of 28-Day In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: An International Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations  This international study suggests that in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 on invasive mechanical ventilation, older age and clinically relevant variables monitored at baseline or sequentially during the course of invasive mechanical vent...

   Estimated Time: 31:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Identification of Aggravation-Predicting Gene Polymorphisms in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Using a Candidate Gene Approach Associated With Multiple Phase Pathogenesis: A Study in a Japanese City of 1 Million People

From Critical Care Explorations  In this observational study, the authors successfully identified significant genetic factors in OAS1 and IL1B genes using a candidate gene approach study as valuable information for further mechanistic investigation and predictive model building.

   Estimated Time: 25:10 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Caring for Unvaccinated Patients in the ICU: Beyond Frustration, Toward Beneficial Relationships

From Critical Care Explorations   In this essay, the authors propose a number of questions that recognize the existential frustrations critical care professionals experience when carting for unvaccinated patients in the ICU, while also uncovering the ethical obligations that r...

   Estimated Time: 11:17 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health

Evaluation of Albumin Kinetics in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Compared to Those With Sepsis-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Explorations  In this paper, the authors aimed to characterize the kinetics of serum albumin in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 compared with critically ill patients with sepsis-induced acute respiratory distress syndrome.

   Estimated Time: 13:31 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

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

Altered Heart Rate Variability Early in ICU Admission Differentiates Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 and All-Cause Sepsis Patients

From Critical Care Explorations  In this descriptive statistical study, heart rate variability measures were found to be statistically different across critically ill patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 and distinct from bacterial sepsis.

   Estimated Time: 28:50 min Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

I Cannot Let It Go

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine . In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Vacheron et al. on the epidemiology of ventilatory-associated pneumonia among patients with COVID-19.

   Estimated Time: 04:38 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health

Editorial: Is Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia More Frequent in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019?

From Critical Care Medicine  In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Vacheron et al. on the epidemiology of ventilatory-associated pneumonia among patients with COVID-19.

   Estimated Time: 8:52 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Multisystem Inflammation and Organ Dysfunction After BNT162b2 Messenger RNA Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination

From Critical Care Explorations  While the overall safety profile of the BNT162b2 coronavirus disease 2019 vaccine remains excellent for the general population, rare serious events have been reported. In this case report, the authors describe a case of multisystem inflammation...

   Estimated Time: 13:31 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Vaccines

Assessment of 28-Day In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: An International Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations . This international study suggests that in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 on invasive mechanical ventilation, older age and clinically relevant variables monitored at baseline or sequentially during the course of invasive mechanical ve...

   Estimated Time: 31:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Variation in Use of Repurposed Medications Among Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019. From The Society of Critical Care Medicine Discovery Viral Infection and Respiratory Illness Universal Study: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Registry Investigator Group

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study the authors found that hospital variation in the use of repurposed medications varied widely across hospitals early in the pandemic and later converged with the emergence of randomized clinical trials. 

   Estimated Time: 22:39 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Identification of Aggravation-Predicting Gene Polymorphisms in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Using a Candidate Gene Approach Associated With Multiple Phase Pathogenesis: A Study in a Japanese City of 1 Million People

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors successfully identified significant genetic factors in OAS1 and IL1B genes using a candidate gene approach study as valuable information for further mechanistic investigation and predictive model building.

   Estimated Time: 25:10 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Dorsal Push and Abdominal Binding Improve Respiratory Compliance and Driving Pressure in Proned Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Explorations . Dorsal Push and Abdominal Binding Improve Respiratory Compliance and Driving Pressure in Proned Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

   Estimated Time: 11:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning

The Role of a Statewide Critical Care Coordination Center in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic—and Beyond

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors describe statewide implementation of a critical care coordination center designed to optimize ICU utilization.

   Estimated Time: 9:20 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

A Modified Delphi Process to Prioritize Experiences and Guidance Related to ICU Restricted Visitation Policies During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors created evidence-based consensus statements for restricted ICU visitation policies to support critically ill patients, families, and healthcare professionals during current and future pandemics.

   Estimated Time: 25:32 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Interhospital Transfer Outcomes for Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

From Critical Care Explorations . In this single-center retrospective cohort, no significant differences in hospital mortality or length of stay between interhospital transfers and emergency department admits were found. 

   Estimated Time: 24:03 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Some Patients Are More Equal Than Others: Variation in Ventilator Settings for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors claim this to be the first study to clearly demonstrate significant practice variation between ICUs related to mechanical ventilation parameters that are under direct control by intensivists. Their effect on clinical outcomes for ...

   Estimated Time: 20:47 Coronavirus, COVID-19