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Existing Crisis Standards of Care Triage Protocols May Not Significantly Differentiate Between Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Who Require Intensive Care

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors sought to determine how several existing crisis standards of care triage protocols would have distinguished between patients with coronavirus disease 2019 requiring intensive care.

   Estimated Time: 13:28 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Triage

Editorial: Convalescent Plasma and Coronavirus Disease 2019: Time for Reassessment

From Critical Care Medicine . In this Editorial, the wonder if the use of convalescent plasma needs to be further whittled to an even smaller subset of patients and ultimately whether there is even a practical role for this therapy in the treatment of COVID-19 particularly in...

   Estimated Time: 9:21 min Convalescent Plasma Therapy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Online Letter to the Editor: Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms of Hyponatremia in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Is Critical Since Treatment Varies Based on Etiology: Let Us Not Forget Critical Illness-Related Corticosteroid Insufficiency As the Treatment

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Online Letter to the Editor, the authors write in response to an article by Frontera et al. in Critical Care Medicine about etiology of hyponatremia in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.

   Estimated Time: 03:48 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Acute Cardiac Injury in Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Other Viral Infections—A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

From Critical Care Medicine . In this review article, the authors compared the rates of cardiac injury by angiotensin converting enzyme-2–binding viruses from viruses that do not bind to angiotensin-converting enzyme-2.

   Estimated Time: 24:17 min Cardiovascular, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Convalescent Plasma Versus Standard Plasma in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infected Hospitalized Patients in New York: A Double-Blind Randomized Trial

From Critical Care Medicine . In this study, the authors found that administration of convalescent plasma to hospitalized patients with coronavirus disease 2019 infection increased antibodies to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus disease 2 but was not associated wi...

   Estimated Time: 27:41 min Convalescent Plasma Therapy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Letter to the Editor: Outcomes and Safety of Early Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Admitted to the ICU

From Critical Care Medicine . This letter to the editor was written in response to "Early Percutaneous Tracheostomy in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Association With Hospital Mortality and Factors Associated With Removal of Tracheostomy Tube at ICU Discharge. A Cohort Study on 12...

   Estimated Time: 03:29 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 ICU Patients Have Higher-Than-Expected Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation–Adjusted Mortality and Length of Stay Than Viral Pneumonia ICU Patients

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors compared APACHE-IV–adjusted mortality and length of stay outcomes of adult ICU patients who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 with patients admitted to ICU with other viral pneumonias.

   Estimated Time: 12:03 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Policy Restricting Family Presence May Have Delayed End-of-Life Decisions for Critically Ill Patients

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors investigate if a restrictive visitor policy inadvertently lengthened the decision making process for dying inpatients without coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 5:32 min Coronavirus, COVID-19

Editorial: Capacity Strain and Response During Coronavirus Disease 2019: One Size Does Not Fit All, and One Size Does Not Fit One

From Critical Care Medicine . In this editorials, the authors discuss hospital preparedness in the article "Variation in Initial U.S. Hospital Responses to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic."

   Estimated Time: 10:28 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Association of Sedation, Coma, and In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors tested the hypothesis that patients with coronavirus disease 2019–associated acute respiratory distress syndrome are at higher risk of in-hospital mortality due to prolonged coma compared with other patients with acute respiratory dis...

   Estimated Time: 27:03 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Sedation

Surge and Mortality in ICUs in New York City’s Public Healthcare System

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors evaluate the impact of ICU surge on mortality and to explore clinical and sociodemographic predictors of mortality.

   Estimated Time: 26:12 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Statistics

Variation in Initial U.S. Hospital Responses to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors characterize emergency responses across hospitals in the United States over time and in the context of local case rates early in the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

   Estimated Time: 27:11 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Disaster Preparedness

Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors assess the impact of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in coronavirus disease 2019 patients requiring mechanical ventilation and the risk for healthcare providers.

   Estimated Time: 22:59 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Ventilatory Support

Anticoagulation Therapy in Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: Results From a Multicenter International Prospective Registry (Health Outcome Predictive Evaluation for Corona Virus Disease 2019 [HOPE-COVID19])

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors evaluate the efficacy of anticoagulation in coronavirus disease 2019 hospitalized patients and its impact on survival.

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

A Comparison of Thrombosis and Hemorrhage Rates in Patients With Severe Respiratory Failure Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Influenza Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

From Critical Care Medicine . The authors describe and compare rates of venous thromboembolism and hemorrhage in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 against a historic population of patients with influenza pneumonia who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

   Estimated Time: 26:27 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, ECMO

The Characterization of the Toll of Caring for Coronavirus Disease 2019 on ICU Nursing Staff

From Critical Care Explorations . In this brief report, the authors conclude there are indications that registered nurses providing care for coronavirus disease 2019 in the ICU reported increased thermal discomfort coinciding with elevated energy expenditure and a more pronou...

   Estimated Time: 09:28 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mental Health

Prolonged Anaphylaxis to Pfizer Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine: A Case Report and Mechanism of Action

From Critical Care Explorations . In this case report, the authors describe a case of protracted anaphylaxis in a recipient of the BNT162b2

   Estimated Time: 12:14 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, Infection Control, Vaccines

The Initial Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on ICU Family Engagement: Lessons Learned From a Collaborative of 27 ICUs

From Critical Care Explorations . While the collaborative model can help promote ICU family engagement initiatives, the authors found that coronavirus disease 2019 has impeded implementation of these initiatives even among motivated units.

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

In Vitro–Administered Dexamethasone Suppresses T Cell Function With Reversal by Interleukin-7 in Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations . The authors evaluated the in vitro effects of dexamethasone phosphate on T cell function in peripheral blood mononuclear cells derived from patients with acute, severe, and moderate coronavirus disease 2019.

   Estimated Time: 09:48 min Coronavirus, Corticosteriods, COVID-19

Editorial: Be Careful and Protect Yourself, It Is in the Air

From Critical Care Medicine . In this editorial, the authors discuss hospital staff safety in the article "Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 1 and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 During Aerosol-Generating Procedures in Critical Care...

   Estimated Time: 06:19 min Coronavirus, COVID-19, PPE, Risk of Transmission