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Machine Learning Prediction of Death in Critically Ill Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors aimed compare machine learning algorithms and develop a simple tool for predicting 28-day mortality in ICU patients with coronavirus disease 2019.  


Safety and Feasibility of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Approach to Optimize Recovery From Critical Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. In this study, the authors examined the safety and feasibility of a multimodal in-person or telehealth treatment program, administered in acute recovery phase for patients surviving critical coronavirus disease 2019. They found that multimodal treatment program combining care from an interdisciplinary team in an ICU Recovery Clinic with physical rehabilitation is safe and feasible in patients surviving the ICU for coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory failure.


Clinical Characteristics, Management, and Outcomes of Cancer Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 Admitted to the ICU

From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, the authors report a large case series and intermediate-term follow-up of cancer patients with coronavirus disease 2019 who were admitted to the ICU. Hospital mortality was 45%; intermediate-term outcome after hospital discharge was favorable.


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 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.


Implementing High-Value Care Programs: Success Stories

"Implementing High-Value Care Programs: Success Stories" was published in the 2018 April/May issue of Critical Connections.


Are We Choosing Wisely in Critical Care?

"Are We Choosing Wisely in Critical Care?" was published in the April/May 2018 issue of Critical Connections.


Teaching High-Value Care to the Future Workforce

"Teaching High-Value Care  to the Future Workforce" was published in the 2018 April/May issue of Critical Connections.


Promoting Wellness During Transition from Fellowship to First Job

"Promoting Wellness During Transition from Fellowship to First Job" was published in the February/March 2018 issue of Critical Connections.


SCCM Pod-29 CCM: Rationing in the ICU

Robert Truog, MD, discusses his article in the April 2006 issue of Critical Care Medicine, "Rationing in the Intensive Care Unit."


Drug Shortage Alert: Alternative Medications for Procedural Sedation (October 2017)

Medications frequently used for procedural sedation are currently being affected by shortages due to manufacturer discontinuation and/or increased demand. These alternative medication recommendations can be considered when a drug shortage arises within a particular class of medications.
 


Drug Shortage Alert: Fosphenytoin (October 2017)

This summary provides information in the event of a fosphenytoin shortage and its impact on adult and pediatric patients, providing management strategies, pharmacotherapeutic considerations, and safety considerations. The recommendations provided are based on a combination of the current evidence
and the need for conservation during the shortage.


Drug Shortage Alert: General Considerations (December 2012)

This drug shortage alert is designed to assist the multiprofessional team with implementing a consistent and safe approach to managing drug shortages by highlighting key strategic planning considerations.


Culturally Appropriate End-of-Life Care

"Culturally Appropriate End-of-Life Care" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


Socioeconomic Status and Advance Care Planning in the ICU

"Socioeconomic Status and Advance Care Planning in the ICU" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


Women in Critical Care Medicine

"Women in Critical Care Medicine" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


Tackling Practice Challenges

"Tackling Practice Challenges" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


Improving the Critical Care Experience of LGBTQ Patients and Families

"Improving the Critical Care Experience of LGBTQ Patients and Families" was published in the August/September 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


Family Experience in the PICU

"Family Experience in the PICU," was published in the June/July 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


Family-Centered Communication for New Intensivists

"Family-Centered Communication for New Intensivists," was published in the June/July 2017 issue of Critical Connections.


The Gap Analysis Tool for Family-Centered Care

"The Gap Analysis Tool for Family-Centered Care," was published in the June/July 2017 issue of Critical Connections.