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Correlation of Respiratory Physiologic Parameters in Mechanically Ventilated Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, the authors report simultaneously measured respiratory parameters (static lung compliance, alveolar dead space ventilation, and shunt fraction) in 14 patients with advanced coronavirus disease 2019-related acute respiratory distress syndrome.


Evaluation of Hypertriglyceridemia in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Receiving Propofol

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors report the prevalence of, and evaluate risk factors for, the development of hypertriglyceridemia (defined as a serum triglyceride level of > 400 mg/dL) in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 who received propofol.


Presence of Spontaneous Echo Contrast on Point-of-Care Vascular Ultrasound and the Development of Major Clotting Events in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors assessed for the prevalence and consequences of spontaneous echo contrast on point-of-care vascular ultrasound in coronavirus disease 2019.


An 18-Year-Old Survivor With a Body Mass Index of 73.9 kg/m2 on Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Collaborative Multidisciplinary Effort

From Critical Care Explorations. In this case report, the authors describe a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome secondary to coronavirus disease 2019 infection in setting of super morbid obesity (body mass index 73.9 kg/m2) with the successful use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.


The Association of Preinfection Daily Oral Anticoagulation Use and All-Cause in Hospital Mortality From Novel Coronavirus 2019 at 21 Days: A Retrospective Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations. In this retrospective study, the authors sought to understand the association of preinfection daily oral anticoagulation use and the short-term mortality of patients hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019.


Association Between Early Invasive Mechanical Ventilation and Day-60 Mortality in Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure Related to Coronavirus Disease-2019 Pneumonia

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors assessed the effect of early invasive mechanical ventilation in coronavirus disease-2019 with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure on day-60 mortality.


Dysphagia in Patients With Severe Coronavirus Disease 2019—Potential Neurologic Etiologies

From Critical Care Explorations. In this case series, the authors investigate dysphagia in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019.


Critical Ethics: How to Balance Patient Autonomy With Fairness When Patients Refuse Coronavirus Disease 2019 Testing

From Critical Care Explorations. In this review articles, the authors set out to identify the most ethical way a given healthcare system may respond to a patient’s refusal to undergo coronavirus disease 2019 testing.


Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 Infections in Critical Care Staff: Beware the Risks Beyond the Bedside

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors found that staff who developed coronavirus disease 2019 were less likely to have caught it from their patients in critical care. Other staff, other areas of the hospital, and the wider community are more likely sources of infection.


Editorial: The Pandemic Paradox: A Celebrated Exhaustion

From Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the author discussed burnout and its impact on clinicians.


Surviving Sepsis Campaign: Research Priorities for Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Critical Illness

From Critical Care Medicine.  In this article, the authors identify research priorities that represent a roadmap for investigation in COVID-19. 


von Willebrand Factor Multimer Formation Contributes to Immunothrombosis in Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine.  The authors believe that the findings of this study provide a rationale to consider plasma exchange as a therapeutic option in COVID-19 and to include von Willebrand factor and ADAMTS13 in the diagnostic workup.


D-dimer and Death in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine.  In a large multicenter cohort study of critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019, the authors found higher D-dimer levels were independently associated with a greater risk of death.


Editorial: The Complex Issue of Race and Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the ICU

From Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the authors discuss the article Racial Differences in a Detroit, MI, ICU Population of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients by Lazar et al. about healthcare inequalities and  disparate outcomes.


Prone Positioning and Survival in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Respiratory Failure

From Critical Care Medicine In this study, the authors found that in-hospital mortality was lower in mechanically ventilated hypoxemic patients with coronavirus disease 2019 treated with early proning compared with patients whose treatment did not include early proning.


First and Second Waves of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Madrid, Spain: Clinical Characteristics and Hematological Risk Factors Associated With Critical/Fatal Illness

From Critical Care Explorations  In this study, the authors sought to determine similarities and differences in clinical characteristics between the patients from two waves of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection at the time of hospital admission, as well as to identify risk biomarkers of coronavirus disease 2019 severity.


Live Tweeting the Discovery of a New Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Syndrome in Children

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. The authors of this Editorial sought to assess the evolving discussion surrounding the naming of a novel pediatric hyperinflammatory syndrome – a condition that showed overlapping features of Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome -- through the analysis of its evolution around the Twitter hashtag #PedsICU.


Collaboration Between Tele-ICU Programs Has the Potential to Rapidly Increase the Availability of Critical Care Physicians—Our Experience Was During Coronavirus Disease 2019 Nomenclature

From Critical Care Explorations.  The authors describe implementing a connected network between two tele-ICU programs to support staffing and rounding during the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic in the United States.


Physiologic Improvement in Respiratory Acidosis Using Extracorporeal Co2 Removal With Hemolung Respiratory Assist System in the Management of Severe Respiratory Failure From Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this retrospective case series of 29 patients, the authors demonstrated efficacy of extracorporeal Co2 removal using the Hemolung Respiratory Assist System to improve respiratory acidosis in patients with severe hypercapnic respiratory failure due to coronavirus disease 2019.


ABCDEF Bundle and Supportive ICU Practices for Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection: An International Point Prevalence Study

From Critical Care Explorations. This point prevalence study showed low implementation of the ABCDEF bundle for patients with COVID-19.