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I Cannot Let It Go

From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors discuss the article by Vacheron et al. on the epidemiology of ventilatory-associated pneumonia among patients with COVID-19.


Identification of Aggravation-Predicting Gene Polymorphisms in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Using a Candidate Gene Approach Associated With Multiple Phase Pathogenesis: A Study in a Japanese City of 1 Million People

From Critical Care Explorations  In this observational study, the authors successfully identified significant genetic factors in OAS1 and IL1B genes using a candidate gene approach study as valuable information for further mechanistic investigation and predictive model building.


Assessment of 28-Day In-Hospital Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019: An International Cohort Study

From Critical Care Explorations  This international study suggests that in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 on invasive mechanical ventilation, older age and clinically relevant variables monitored at baseline or sequentially during the course of invasive mechanical ventilation are associated with 28-day invasive mechanical ventilation mortality hazard. 


Coronavirus Disease 2019 Temperature Trajectories Correlate With Hyperinflammatory and Hypercoagulable Subphenotypes

From Critical Care Medicine The authors determined the association between temperature trajectories and distinct manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019.


Functionality of Scarce Healthcare Resource Triage Teams During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Multi-Institutional Simulation Study

From Critical Care Explorations The authors conducted eleven team triage simulations from December 2020 through February 2021. 


Characteristics and Outcomes of Patients With Frailty Admitted to ICU With Coronavirus Disease 2019: An Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis

From Critical Care Explorations The authors evaluated the characteristics and outcomes across the range of frailty in patients admitted to ICU with coronavirus disease 2019.


In COVID-19 Patients Who Suffer In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Outcomes May Be Impacted by Arrest Etiology and Local Pandemic Conditions

From Critical Care Explorations The authors describe outcomes after cardiopulmonary resuscitation for in-hospital cardiac arrest in two COVID-19 patient cohorts.


Impaired Microvascular Function in Patients With Critical COVID-19

From Critical Care Explorations The authors investigate microvascular function in patients with critical coronavirus disease 2019.


Augmented Renal Clearance: An Under-Recognized Phenomenon Associated With COVID-19

From Critical Care Explorations The authors aim to increase clinician awareness of, and risk factors for ARC in patients with COVID-19, especially in comparison to other critical illnesses.


Clinical and Histopathologic Features of Myocarditis in Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome (Adult)–Associated COVID-19

From Critical Care Explorations The authors report three cases of healthy young adults diagnosed with severe acute respiratory syndrome-CoV-2 related (MIS-A).


Burnout: A Closer Look at Integrative Medicine Strategies

"Burnout: A Closer Look at Integrative Medicine Strategies" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.


Addressing Burnout: A Success Story from Mayo Clinic

"Addressing Burnout: A Success Story from Mayo Clinic" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.


Critical Care Societies Collaborative National Summit on Prevention & Management of Burnout

"Critical Care Societies Collaborative National Summit on Prevention & Management of Burnout" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.


Practicing Mindfulness in Critical Care

"Practicing Mindfulness in Critical Care " was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.


Public health issues in disasters

This article outlines a number of important areas in which public health can contribute to making overall disaster management more effective. 


Creating a Culture of Caring: An ICU Patient Profile

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections. The world of Rana Awdish, MD, changed on the last day of her pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was 2008, and Dr. Awdish, who was seven months pregnant, was eating dinner in a restaurant to celebrate with her best friend when she was struck with sudden, unbelievable pain.


SCCM's Family Engagement Collaborative: Building Teams for Success

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections. In 2016, the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) created the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research – Intensive Care Unit (PCOR-ICU) Collaborative, bringing multiprofessional ICU clinicians together to explore enhanced inclusion of families into ICU care. SCCM has now launched a new Family Engagement Collaborative.


Building a Case for Tele-Critical Care to Improve Quality

This article was originally published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections. Telemedicine in critical care has been intensely watched and widely debated in the literature.


Navigating a Child's Care When Parents Are Resistant to the Care Plan

This article was first published in the August 2019 issue of Critical Connections. A collaborative relationship between parents and the medical team is established and maintained in the vast majority of pediatric cases, particularly when patient-focused, family-centered initiatives are in place. Situations in which the child’s best interest is compromised are fortunately extremely rare


Emerging Strategies and Hot Topics in Hospital-Acquired Infection

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections