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The Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on U.S. and Canadian PICUs

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. This study found that patients with coronavirus disease 2019 have a high frequency of comorbidities, require longer stays, more ventilatory support than usual PICU admissions, suggesting several avenues for further exploration.

   Estimated Time: 20:00 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics

Letter to the Editor: Optimizing the Risk-Benefit Balance of Thromboprophylaxis in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. This Letter to the Editor is in response to an article by Iba et al. (Coagulopathy of Coronavirus Disease 2019) and discusses dosing recommendations of low molecular weight heparin.

   Estimated Time: 02:00 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Editorial: Lessons Learned From the Front Line: Outcomes of Noninvasive Ventilation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia in China

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors look at the study by Wang et al. (Clinical Features of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Mechanical Ventilation: A Nationwide Study in China)

   Estimated Time: 08:34 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care

Editorial: Financial Toxicity After Hospitalization; Considerations in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Recovery

rom Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors comment on an article by Hauschildt et al. (Financial Toxicity After Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A National Qualitative Cohort Study).

   Estimated Time: 07:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Leveraging Tele-Critical Care Capabilities for Clinical Trial Consent

From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, the authors share their experience with a patient with severe COVID-19 who was admitted to a clinical trial of an investigational COVID-19 therapeutic using video-telecommunication to obtain informed consent.

   Estimated Time: 07:15 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Telemedicine

Letter to the Editor: Thromboprophylaxis in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations. In this Letter to the Editor, the authors report their adapted thromboprophylaxis practice of low-molecular-weight heparin administration in coronavirus disease 2019 ICU patients.

   Estimated Time: 07:04 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Preparedness and Reorganization of Care for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients in a Swiss ICU: Characteristics and Outcomes of 129 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors report their experience in Switzerland with regard to ICU organization and anticipation, as well as patient characteristics, treatment, and outcomes.

   Estimated Time: 29:46 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Configuring ICUs in the COVID-19 Era

This report provides guidance on how to innovate your existing intensive care unit (ICU) or convert other spaces into an ICU to improve workflow, manage capacity, and minimize healthcare professionals’ exposure to COVID-19 based on the evolving experiences from more than a doz...

   Estimated Time: 01:06:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Using Social Media for Rapid Information Dissemination in a Pandemic: #PedsICU and Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this report, the authors describe the use and impact of a targeted strategy for international collaboration and rapid information dissemination on Twitter among members of the pediatric critical care community during a global pandemic.

   Estimated Time: 20:56 min Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Online Letter to the Editor: Bronchiolitis and Potential Pathophysiological Implications in Coronavirus Disease 2019 ARDS Patients With Near-Normal Respiratory Compliance

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors share the following opinions on the recruitment-response COVID-19 ARDS patients, 1) bronchiolitis, in a histologic context, is a plausible pathophysiological mechanism, and 2) a simple bedside physiologic test could potentially determin...

   Estimated Time: 03:11 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care

Online Letter to the Editor: Coronavirus Disease 2019: Withdrawing Mechanical Ventilation to Reallocate Life Support Under Crisis Standards of Care-Nonequivalence of the Equivalence Thesis

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors look at Sprung et al. article ("Adult ICU Triage During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Who Will Live and Who Will Die? Recommendations to Improve Survival" and the question: Is it ever ethical to remove a ventilator from a patie...

   Estimated Time: 07:41 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Pandemic-Related Submissions: The Challenge of Discerning Signal Amidst Noise

From Critical Care Medicine. The editors of Critical Care Medicine discuss the challenge during current pandemic of discerning data from anecdote, information from observation, and ultimately signal amidst noise.

   Estimated Time: 14:52 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Strategies to Optimize ICU Liberation (A to F) Bundle Performance in Critically Ill Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. The combination of a novel disease, resource limitations, and risks to medical personnel health have created new barriers to implementing the ABCDEF Bundle, a proven ICU care approach that reduces delirium, shortens mechanical ventilation durat...

   Estimated Time: 28:23 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ICU Liberation

Consideration of Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 As Viral Sepsis and Potential Use of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors

From Critical Care Explorations. Supportive treatment and immunomodulators have a critical place in the treatment of severe patients until effective antivirals are developed. Interleukin-6 antagonists, one of the immunomodulating agents, appears to be effective in the treatmen...

   Estimated Time: 13:50 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

Statewide Real-Time Tracking of Beds and Ventilators During Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Beyond

From Critical Care Explorations. This brief report describes the rapid deployment of a real-time electronic tracking board for all hospitals in the state of Oregon.

   Estimated Time: 14:45 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Case Report: Acute Limb Ischemia Due to Arterial Thrombosis Associated With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors report a case of peripheral arterial thrombosis associated with COVID-19, resulting in acute limb ischemia of the right lower extremity.

   Estimated Time: 14:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Coronavirus Disease 2019: Harnessing Healthy Fear via Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior

From Critical Care Explorations. This commentary discussed how fear (both rational and irrational) influences application of evidence-based data in the ICU during pandemics.

   Estimated Time: 09:04 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Letter to the Editor: Ultrasound Teleguidance to Reduce Healthcare Worker Exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors illustrate a proof of concept application of teleguidance to ultrasound-guided bedside procedures as an example of an innovative solution that has been used at their institution to maximize patient and provider safety in the COVID-1...

   Estimated Time: 03:56 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in the COVID-19 Pandemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. A foreword from the editors of PCCM about COVID-19 and the journal.

   Estimated Time: 03:16 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics

Mechanical Ventilation During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Combating the Tsunami of Misinformation From Mainstream and Social Media

From Critical Care Medicine. The editorial authors discuss the role of mainstream and social media in creating the narrative that intubation and mechanical ventilation were "the cause of suboptimal outcomes" for critically ill COVID-19 patients, without accounting for hospital...

   Estimated Time: 09:08 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support