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Paved With Good Intentions: Hospital Visitation Restrictions in the Age of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Using their experience in a pediatric intensive care unit, the authors surveyed the shortcomings of current visitation restrictions.

   Estimated Time: 10:11 min Communication, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Simulation: Keeping Pace With Pandemics

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors discuss the immediate need to become quickly prepared for overwhelming patient care and health system needs, and the usefulness of simulation.

   Estimated Time: 06:44 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patient Selection During Coronavirus Disease 2019: The Value of a Review Panel During Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. Authors write regarding article by Bohman et al "Approach to Adult Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Patient Selection" and note that a formal approach to decision making is key for the appropriate use of this labori ntensive rescue therapy.

   Estimated Time: 03:53 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

The Combination of Tocilizumab and Methylprednisolone Along With Initial Lung Recruitment Strategy in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation: A Series of 21 Consecutive Cases

From Critical Care Explorations. This articles describes the outcomes with use of a combination of tocilizumab and 34 methylprednisolone administered around the time of endotracheal intubation in patients with 35 confirmed COVID-19-associated hypoxemic respiratory failure requ...

   Estimated Time: 15:38 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Review of Viral Testing (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and Antibody/Serology Testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 for the Intensivist

From Critical Care Explorations. As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic develops, assays to detect the virus and infection caused by it are needed for diagnosis and management. In this article, the authors describe to clinicians how each assay is performed, what each assay detects, and th...

   Estimated Time: 28:53 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Design for Implementation of a System-Level ICU Pandemic Surge Staffing Plan

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors provide a description of the design, dissemination, and implementation of an ICU surge provider staffing algorithm, focusing on physicians, advanced practice providers, and certified registered nurse anesthetists, at a system-wide l...

   Estimated Time: 19:37 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation

Letter to the Editor: Corticosteroid Administration Is Associated With Improved Outcome in Patients With Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2-Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Criticial Care Explorations. The authors report on the use of corticosteroids in mechanically ventilated patients with SARSCoV-2 related acute respiratory distress syndrome.

   Estimated Time: 09:56 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Therapies

Letter to the Editor: Factors Associated With Pulmonary Embolism Among Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Explorations. To do better understand the risk factors associated with pulmonary embolism in patients with COVID-19, the authors performed a post hoc analysis from the COVADIS project, a multicenter observational study gathering 21 ICUs from France and Belgium.

   Estimated Time: 11:36 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Gender Difference Is Associated With Severity of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: An Insight From a Meta-Analysis

From Critical Care Explorations. This review article investigates how gender difference can affect the disease severity of COVID-19 infection.

   Estimated Time: 15:26 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Inflammation Profiling of Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations The authors profiled plasma inflammatory analytes to help understand the host response to COVID19.

   Estimated Time: 15:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Clinical Features of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Mechanical Ventilation: A Nationwide Study in China

From Critical Care Medicine. Mechanical ventilation (MV) is life-saving for respiratory distress; this study was designed to delineate the clinical features of the COVID-19 patients with MV from a national cohort in China.

   Estimated Time: 01:18 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Subcutaneous Enoxaparin Safely Facilitates Bedside Sustained Low-Efficiency Hemodialysis in Hypercoagulopathic Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients - A Proof-of-Principle Trial

This study describes a simple and safe protocol of anticoagulation with low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) in combination with bedside sustained low efficiency hemodialysis (SLED) in COVID-19 patients.

   Estimated Time: 09:16 min Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Less Can Be More When Targeting Interleukin-6-Mediated Cytokine Release Syndrome in Coronavirus Disease 2019

Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) mediated by IL-6 is a critical driver of COVID-19 mortality. The authors review and discuss key immunologic effects of direct IL-6 blockade, downstream non-selective JAK inhibition, and selective JAK2 suppression to treat COVID-19-related CRS.

   Estimated Time: 12:04 min Comorbidities, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Coagulopathy of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. Recent studies have reported a high incidence of thrombotic events in COVID-19. However, the significance of thromboembolic complications has not been widely appreciated. The purpose of this review is to provide current knowledge of this serious pr...

   Estimated Time: 24:24 min Anticoagulation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Children in Critical Care Due to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection: Experience in a Spanish Hospital

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. This study aims to describe a series of children admitted to a pediatric intensive care unit in Spain, one of the countries severely affected by the coronavirus. disease 2019 (COVID-19).

   Estimated Time: 14:16 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Just-in-Time Simulation to Guide Workflow Design for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Difficult Airway Management

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Integration of table-top planning, in situ simulations, and debriefing of real COVID19 cases can enhance planning, training, job aids, and feasible policies/procedures that address human factors, team communication, equipment choice, and ...

   Estimated Time: 18:14 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support

Editorial: Finding the Right Ethical Framework for PICU Resource Allocation During a Pandemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. An editorial in response to an article by Killien et al. on resource "Prediction of Pediatric Critical Care Resource Utilization for Disaster Triage," noting that, although uniform use of the version of PELOD-2 proposed by Killien et al. ...

   Estimated Time: 07:29 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Triage

Routine Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis May Be Inadequate in the Hypercoagulable State of Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors sought to determine the frequency of venous thromboembolism in critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 patients and associate a degree of inflammatory marker elevation to venous thromboembolism development. They found that routine chemi...

   Estimated Time: 24:31 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Implications of Obesity for the Management of Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pneumonia

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors report on their experience from their first 44 cases of 95 COVID-19 critically ill patients and analyze the link between obesity and this new form of 96 ARDS caused by the SARS-CoV-2 with its potential implications for patients' managem...

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

ICU and Ventilator Mortality Among Critically Ill Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. To help address the growing concern that critical illness, and specifically mechanical ventilation, are associated with a high risk of death, the authors conducted a retrospective cohort study of critically ill patients with COVID-19 across their a...

   Estimated Time: 15:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care, Ventilatory Support