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Editorial: Quantifying the Burden of Viral Sepsis During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic and Beyond

From Critical Care Medicine . This Editorial accompanies the article “Coronavirus Disease 2019 as a Cause of Viral Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis” by Karakike et al.

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

Coronavirus Disease 2019 as Cause of Viral Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors report that that majority of coronavirus disease 2019 patients hospitalized in the ICU meet Sepsis-3 criteria and present infection-associated organ dysfunction. 

   Estimated Time: 47:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sepsis

Trends in 28-Day Mortality of Critical Care Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in United Kingdom: A National Cohort Study, March 2020 to January 2021

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors sought to determine whether the previously described trend of improving mortality in people with coronavirus disease 2019 in critical care during the first wave was maintained, plateaued, or reversed during the second wave in United K...

   Estimated Time: 16:08 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Awake Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Failure

From Critical Care Explorations . This report demonstrates that in a selected group of patients, an “awake” venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation approach is feasible and may result in favorable outcomes.

   Estimated Time: 10:17 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

Empirical Assessment of U.S. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines

From Critical Care Explorations.  The authors found that this proof-of-principle study demonstrates the feasibility and importance of empirical testing of crisis standards of care guidelines to understand whether they meet their goals.

   Estimated Time: 26:22 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Interleukin-7 Reverses Lymphopenia and Improves T-Cell Function in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patient With Inborn Error of Toll-Like Receptor 3: A Case Report

From Critical Care Explorations . Interleukin-7 Reverses Lymphopenia and Improves T-Cell Function in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patient With Inborn Error of Toll-Like Receptor 3: A Case ReportG966

   Estimated Time: 18:14 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Pharmacotherapy in Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Risk of Secondary Infections: A Single-Center Case Series and Narrative Review

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors sought to evaluate the impact of pharmacologic approach to coronavirus disease 2019 within the ICU on secondary infections and clinical outcomes.

   Estimated Time: 30:18 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Performance Analysis of the National Early Warning Score and Modified Early Warning Score in the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial Cohort

From Critical Care Explorations .  In this study, the authors sought to validate prognostic scores in coronavirus disease 2019 including National Early Warning Score, Modified Early Warning Score, and age-based modifications, and define their performance characteristics.

   Estimated Time: 32:43 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Survivors: Evidence of a Sustained Exercise Intolerance and Hypermetabolism

From Critical Care Explorations .  In this study, the authors found prolonged reduced exercise capacity up to 6 months in critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 survivors. This disability did not result from residual pulmonary or cardiac dysfunction but rather from a metabol...

   Estimated Time: 25:57 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Diagnosis and Testing

Right Ventricular Dysfunction and Its Association With Mortality in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Medicine  In this article, the authors assessed whether right ventricular dilation or systolic impairment is associated with mortality and/or disease severity in invasively ventilated patients with coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome.

   Estimated Time: 28:30 min ARDS, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Soluble Suppression of Tumorigenicity-2 Associates With Ventilator Dependence in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Respiratory Failure

From Critical Care Explorations . In this study, the authors hypothesized that elevated soluble suppression of tumorigenicity-2 concentrations, a marker of pulmonary epithelial injury, reflects ongoing lung injury in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure due to coronavirus dise...

   Estimated Time: 10:30 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Letter to the Editor: Lung Abscess in Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: A French Monocenter Retrospective Study

From Critical Care Explorations . In this Letter to the Editor, the authors report that 17 of 119 coronavirus disease 2019 patients (14%) with ventilator-associated pneumonia developed a lung abscess.

   Estimated Time: 12:53 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Online Letter to the Editor: Higher Than Expected Severity-Adjusted Mortality in ICU Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Time to Consider the Contributions of Pandemic-Related Transformations in Structure and Process

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Online Letter to the Editor, the author responds to the article by Higgins et al. entitled “Coronavirus Disease 2019 ICU Patients Have Higher-Than-Expected Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation-Adjusted Mortality and Length of St...

   Estimated Time: 03:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Technology and Disasters: The Evolution of the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Invited Foreword, the authors describe the origins, development, and proof-of-concept testing of the National Emergency Tele-Critical Care Network (NETCCN), a system intended to deliver expertise anywhere needed, at a moment’s notice.

   Estimated Time: 18:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Telemedicine

Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients on Mechanical Ventilation Should Not Be Arbitrarily Delayed

From Critical Care Medicine . This Editorial accompanies an article by Angel et al. entitled “Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation.”

   Estimated Time: 10:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Editorial: Prone Positioning in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Just Do It!

From Critical Care Medicine . This Editorial accompanies the article by Mathews et al. entitled “STOP-COVID Investigators. Prone Positioning and Survival in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Respiratory Failure.”

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

Early Intubation and Increased Coronavirus Disease 2019 Mortality: A Propensity Score–Matched Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations . In this observational study, the authors found that iwithin 48 hours of triage, as well as at any time point in the hospital course, was associated with increased mortality in coronavirus disease 2019 patients.

   Estimated Time: 21:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Intubation

Respiratory Physiology of Prone Positioning With and Without Inhaled Nitric Oxide Across the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Severity Spectrum

From Critical Care Explorations . In this observational study, the authors found that prone positioning improves oxygenation across the acute positive respiratory distress syndrome severity spectrum, irrespective of supine respiratory system compliance, end-expiratory pressur...

   Estimated Time: 23:36 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Proning

Impact of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions on ICU Admissions During Lockdown for Coronavirus Disease 2019 in New Zealand—A Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine .  In this study, the authors found that the he institution of nonpharmaceutical interventions was associated with a significant decrease in elective and acute ICU admissions and ICU resource use. These findings may help hospitals and health author...

   Estimated Time: 21:40 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Therapies

Validation of a Crisis Standards of Care Model for Prioritization of Limited Resources During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Crisis in an Urban, Safety-Net, Academic Medical Center

From Critical Care Medicine . In Massachusetts, triage guidelines were designed based on acute illness and chronic life-limiting conditions. In this study, the authors sought to retrospectively validate this protocol to cohorts of critically ill patients from their hospital.

   Estimated Time: 24:42 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Resource Allocation, Triage