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Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound for Detecting Severe Presentations of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the Emergency Department: A Retrospective Analysis

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, lung ultrasound diagnosed severe presentations of coronavirus disease 2019 with similar sensitivity to chest radiograph, CT, and reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (on first testing) and improved specificity compared to chest radiograph.
 


Letter to the Editor: Declines in Mortality Over Time for Critically Ill Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Letter to the Editor, the authors report an update to a previous study, finding a decline in mortality rates in critically ill patients with COVID-19.


Rapid Implementation of Telecritical Care Support During a Pandemic: Lessons Learned During the Coronavirus Disease 2020 Surge in New York City

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors describe key elements for a New York City health system to rapidly implement telecritical care consultative services to a newly created ICU during the coronavirus disease 2020 patient surge.


Letter to the Editor: Clinical Risk Prediction Scores in Coronavirus Disease 2019: Beware of Low Validity and Clinical Utility

From Critical Care Explorations

In this Letter to the Editor, the authors discuss their study and how their results show that the early tools developed in a relatively small, homogenous patient population are unlikely to be clinically useful in different settings.


Metabolomics Profiling of Critically Ill Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients: Identification of Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors performed metabolomics profiling of critically ill coronavirus disease 2019 patients to understand better the underlying pathologic processes and pathways, and to identify potential diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Calls for Predictive Analytics Monitoring—A New Kind of Illness Scoring System

From Critical Care Explorations

The authors believe that current illness severity scoring systems, which usually update only when clinicians measure vital signs or laboratory values, are poorly suited for early detection of this kind of rapid clinical deterioration, and therefore propose that continuous predictive analytics monitoring, a new approach to bedside management, is more useful.


Outcomes of Patients With COVID-19 Receiving Organ Support Therapies: The International VIRUS Registry

From Critical Care Medicine. The authors describe the outcomes of hospitalized patients in a multicenter, international coronavirus disease 2019 registry.


Efficacy of Serum Angiotensin II Levels in Prognosis of Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors found that serum angiotensin II levels decrease significantly in patients with coronavirus disease 2019, and this decrease is correlated with lung damage.


Rapid Development of a Tool for Prioritizing Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 for Intensive Care

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors share a new approach for rapidly developing a decision-support tool for prioritizing patients with coronavirus 2019 disease for admission to ICUs.


Online Letter to the Editor: Potential Endotype Transition for Coronavirus Disease 2019–Related Sepsis With Longitudinal Transcriptome Profiling

From Critical Care Medicine. This an online Letter to the Editor in response to the article by Sweeney et al. “Validation of Inflammopathic, Adaptive, and Coagulopathic Sepsis Endotypes in Coronavirus disease 2019."


Letter to the Editor: Comparing Seasonal Trends in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patient Data at a Quaternary Hospital in New York City

From Critical Care Explorations. In this Letter to the Editor, the authors report initial patient characteristics and outcomes from a large quaternary referral center in New York City between Spring, Summer, and Winter, including prevalence of renal failure, respiratory failure, and mortality; stratified across several key populations of interest including all patients, ICU patients, those requiring of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation and high-flow nasal cannula, and those intubated in each time period.


Letter to the Editor: Unclear Benefit of Early Tracheostomy In Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Medicine. This online 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 121 Patients" by Rosano et al.


Online Letter to the Editor: Postcoronavirus Disease Chronic Fatigue Is Frequent and Not Only Restricted to Hospitalized Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to a paper by Martillo et al. entitled Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic,’ in which the authors reported a high-proportion of patients suffering from chronic fatigue 1 month after discharge from hospital for ICU-treated coronavirus disease 2019.


Editorial: Advancing Telehealth-Based Screening for Postintensive Care Syndrome: A Coronavirus Disease 2019 Paradigm Shift

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Martillo et al. entitled “Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic.” The Editorial authors conclude that questions remain about when and how to screen for PICS and whether severe COVID-19 survivors have unique symptoms or trajectories compared with non-COVID-19 critical illness survivors, and they emphasize that the main public health message is clear -- critical illness, in general, and severe COVID-19, specifically, are life changing and the critical care community needs to do all it can to prevent the development of PICS and raise awareness.


Online Letter to the Editor: Postcoronavirus Disease Chronic Fatigue Is Frequent and Not Only Restricted to Hospitalized Patients

From Critical Care Medicine. This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to a paper by Martillo et al. entitled “Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic,’ in which the authors reported a high-proportion of patients suffering from chronic fatigue 1 month after discharge from hospital for ICU-treated coronavirus disease 2019.


Editorial: Advancing Telehealth-Based Screening for Postintensive Care Syndrome: A Coronavirus Disease 2019 Paradigm Shift

From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Martillo et al. entitled “Postintensive Care Syndrome in Survivors of Critical Illness Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019: Cohort Study From a New York City Critical Care Recovery Clinic.” 


Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Pandemic Spawning an Infodemic

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this Special Article, the authors make a call for the field of pediatric critical care to “move forward.” They note that, over a short period, some of the best science and resources have been applied to children with COVID-19 or MIS-C, and that now clinicians and scientists have a different objective: to translate what they learn and know into the highest level of care for patients.


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.


Online Letter to the Editor: Coronavirus Disease-Induced Blurred Judgment

From Critical Care Medicine. This Online Letter to the Editor was written in response to the article by Alhazzani et al. entitled “Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines on the Management of Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the ICU: First Update.”


Defining Potential Therapeutic Targets in Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Cross-Sectional Analysis of a Single-Center Cohort

From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, this observational study the authors evaluated whether serum levels of a range of proposed coronavirus disease 2019 therapeutic targets discriminated between patients with mild or severe disease.