When should a bacterial superinfection be suspected in COVID-19 patients?
Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on April 14th, 2021
Now that patients are being vaccinated, when ruling out COVID-19 in patients who might have pneumonia or pulmonary embolism, how should their vaccination status be taken into account?
Unexpectedly High Frequency of Enterococcal Bloodstream Infections in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Admitted to an Italian ICU: An Observational Study
From Critical Care Medicine
The authors found that coronavirus disease 2019 seemed to increase the frequency of bloodstream infections (particularly Enterococcus-related bloodstream infection) after ICU admission.
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' management.
The Clinical Presentation and Immunology of Viral Pneumonia and Implications for Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019
From Critical Care Explorations. This article examines the clinical presentation and important immunology of viral pneumonia with a focus on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (coronavirus disease 2019).
Emerging Data on Co-Infections and Secondary Infections in Patients With COVID-19
This presentation is an overview of the emerging data on co-infections and secondary infections seen with COVID-19 patients. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.