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Effects of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure in “High Compliance” Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors state their data suggest that a ""higher” positive end-expiratory pressure approach in patients with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 acute respiratory distress syndrome and high compliance improves oxygenation and lung aeration but may result in alveolar hyperinflation and hemodynamic alterations.
 


Letter to the Editor: Impact of Asynchronies in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this Letter to the Editor, the authors state that close monitoring of patients with COVID-19 and mechanical ventilation is required; staying at the patient’s bedside is necessary to identify life-threatening asynchronies and must be resolved promptly, as well as finding strategies for prevention of asynchronies. 
 


Which patients should be proned and for how long?

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 February 24, 2021


Clinical Design Features of Modern Mechanical Ventilators

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Mechanical Ventilation: Essentials for Current Adult and Pediatric Practice (2017), titled "Clinical Design Features of Modern Mechanical Ventilators."


The Concept of Lung Protective Ventilation/Managing Acute Lung Injury and Parenchymal Lung Disease in Adult and Pediatric Patients

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Mechanical Ventilation: Essentials for Current Adult and Pediatric Practice (2017), titled "The Concept of Lung Protective Ventilation/Managing Acute Lung Injury and Parenchymal Lung Disease in Adult and Pediatric Patients.


SCCM Pod-366 Predictors of In-Hospital Mortality After Rapid Response Team Calls

Dr. Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Bruce A. Mueller, PharmD, FCCP, FASN, about his talk presented at the 47th Critical Care Congress in San Antonio, Texas, entitled “Artificial Kidney Meets Mechanical Lung: Comanaging the Patient with Renal and Respiratory Failure.”


SCCM Pod-342 Clinician Pro/Con: Paralysis and Proning in ARDS

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with John J. Marini, MD, about the Congress session "Clinician Pro/Con: Paralysis and Proning in ARDS," which was presented at the 45th Critical Care Congress in Orlando, Florida.


SCCM Pod-VCCR7 The Basics of Veno-Arterial and Veno-Venous ECMO and the Indications of ECMO Therapy

Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Elliott Cohen, MD about extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In the episode, the basics of Veno-Arterial (VA) and Veno-Venous (VV) ECMO are outlined and the indications of ECMO therapy are discussed.


SCCM Pod-332 Dexmedetomidine Use in Critically-Ill Children with Acute Respiratory Failure

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Mary Jo C. Grant, APRN, PhD, about the article, “Dexmedetomidine Use in Critically-Ill Children with Acute Respiratory Failure,” published in the December 2016 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-329 A Bedside Model for Mortality Risk in Pediatric Patients with ARDS

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Aaron C. Spicer, MD, MAS, about the article, “A Simple and Robust Bedside Model for Mortality Risk in Pediatric Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome,” published in the October 2016 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-279 Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Consensus Recommendations From the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Neal J. Thomas, MD, about the article, “Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Consensus Recommendations From the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference,” published in the June 2015 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-273 Basic Critical Care Echocardiography by Pulmonary Fellows

Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Kay Choong See, MRCP, about the article, “Basic Critical Care Echocardiography by Pulmonary Fellows: Learning Trajectory and Prognostic Impact Using a Minimally Resourced Training Model*,” published in the October 2014 issue of Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-259 NEJM Study Examines if Simvastatin Improves ARDS Outcomes

Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Daniel F. McAuley, MD, about his article, “Simvastatin in the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome,” published in the October 2014 New England Journal of Medicine.


SCCM Pod-258 Extubation During Pediatric ECMO: A Single-Center Experience

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with James Thomas, MD, about the article, “Extubation During Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Single-Center Experience,” published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-239 Hypertension and Health Outcomes in the PICU

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Brett J. Ehrmann, MD, MS, about the article, “Hypertension and Health Outcomes in the PICU,” published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-230: Pulmonary Artery Catheters in ICU Patients

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Hayley Beth Gershengorn, MD, lead author on an article published in the August Critical Care Medicine, “Understanding Changes in Established Practice: Pulmonary Artery Catheter Use in Critically Ill Patients.”


SCCM Pod-216 PCCM: Critical Pertussis Illness in Children

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with John T. Berger, MD, FCCM, about his article “Critical Pertussis Illness in Children, A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study” which was published in the May 2013 Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


SCCM Pod-209: ECMO in Pediatric Critical Care

Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Heidi J. Dalton, MD, FCCM, about extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in pediatric critical care. Dalton provides of brief history of ECMO and discusses outcomes and complications as well as common techniques being used in these patients.