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Letter to the Editor: The Role of the Pediatric Intensivist in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine. In this letter to the editor, the authors explore the role of pediatric intensivists, as highly-skilled professionals, in the care of critically ill adults. With adequate guidance by professional societies and adult intensivists, pediatr...

   Estimated Time: 05:38 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics

Percutaneous Tracheostomy With Apnea During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era: A Protocol and Brief Report of Cases

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors sought to modify their current procedure for performing percutaneous tracheostomy to minimize aerosolization in hopes that it would help reduce exposure to staff involved. They concluded that percutaneous tracheostomy performed with...

   Estimated Time: 15:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Supportive Care

Letter to the Editor: The Importance of Universal Preprocedural Testing for the Novel Coronavirus 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this letter to the editor, the authors recommend universal preprocedural testing and other interventions to safeguard healthcare personnel and patients.

   Estimated Time: 08:13 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing, Infection Control

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Coronavirus Disease 2019-Induced Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Multicenter Descriptive Study

From Critical Care Medicine. This study aims to summarize the clinical features, ECMO characteristics, and outcomes of patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia receiving ECMO. The authors conclude ECMO might be an effective salvage treatment for patients with SARS27 CoV-2 pneumonia ...

   Estimated Time: 18:28 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

Editorial - Coronavirus Disease 2019 Triage Teams: Death by Numbers

From Critical Care Medicine. An editorial associated with Sprung et al. article ("Adult Intensive care unit triage during the COVID-19 pandemic - Who will live and who will die? Recommendations to improve survival"), stating that the concept of the triage committee has disturb...

   Estimated Time: 08:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Letter to the Editor: The Role of Lung Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Follow-Up of Children With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this letter to the editor, the authors respond to an article by Ong et al. and recommend lung ultrasound in children with COVID-19 as a means of improving outcomes.

   Estimated Time: 02:39 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Ultrasound

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Pediatric Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Illness

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors describe current hospital guidelines and the opinions of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation leaders at U.S. children’s hospitals concerning the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for coronavirus disease 2019–positive ...

   Estimated Time: 11:44 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

Frequency of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Use Early in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Explorations. The authors reviewed the available literature to understand the frequency of continuous renal replacement therapy use among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 who required intensive care.

   Estimated Time: 08:32 min AKI/Renal, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Critical Care Clinician Reports on Coronavirus Disease 2019: Results From a National Survey of 4,875 ICU Providers

This study queried United States (U.S.) ICU clinician perspectives on ICU preparedness and concerns regarding delivering COVID-19 patient care.

   Estimated Time: 20:21 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Letter to the Editor: Evidence of Steroids in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. A letter to the editor in response to Villar et al. article on corticosteroids and COVID-19.

   Estimated Time: 05:21 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Proposal for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Management

From Critical Care Explorations. During a pandemic, with limited resources, we should provide the safest and most effective care, while protecting caregivers.The authors propose ways to do that.

   Estimated Time: 13:35 min Clinical presentations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control

Well-Being During Coronavirus Disease 2019: A PICU Practical Perspective

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors outline an approach to practically initiating supportive strategies within the PICU using a well-being approach to improving baseline resilience alongside an acute rescue strategy utilising a peer-support network.

   Estimated Time: 11:01 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics

Editorial: Dealing With the CARDS of COVID-19

From Critical Care Medicine. An editorial associated with the Mauri et al. article on personalized ventilation for COVID-19 ARDS patients.

   Estimated Time: 09:20 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Prediction of Pediatric Critical Care Resource Utilization for Disaster Triage

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors sought to determine whether currently available pediatric illness severity scores can predict duration of critical care resource use.

   Estimated Time: 29:55 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics, Statistics, Triage

Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II Score as a Predictor of Hospital Mortality in Patients of Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. In this article, APACHE II score was identified to be an effective clinical tool to predict mortality in COVID-19 patients compared with SOFA score and CURB65 score.

   Estimated Time: 25:51 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Time Course of Evolving Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury: The "Shrinking Baby Lung"

From Critical Care Medicine. This paper introduces and highlights several important and /or novel concepts seldom considered by the practicing intensivist.

Adult ICU Triage During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: Who Will Live and Who Will Die? Recommendations to Improve Survival

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors discuss the major issues related to ICU triage and try to give recommendations where appropriate but also give different choices for certain issues for countries based on what is best for them.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Children: An Invisible Threat Which We Cannot Ignore

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Editorial in response to Ong et al. article ("A comprehensive narrative review on the impact and implications of COVID-19 in children"), focusing on the management of those most severely affected, as well as providing some practical sugge...

   Estimated Time: 07:05 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Pediatrics

Caring for Critically Ill Adults in PICUs Is Not "Child's Play"

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Editorial by authors that led the Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care Task Force and 2014 Task Force for Mass Critical Care.

Caring for Critically Ill Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a PICU: Recommendations by Dual Trained Intensivists

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Although pediatric intensivists are well versed in the care of ARDS from viral pneumonia, the care of an differing aged adult populations presents some unique challenges.