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From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Using their experience in a pediatric intensive care unit, the authors surveyed the shortcomings of current visitation restrictions.
From Critical Care Medicine. The editorial authors discuss the role of mainstream and social media in creating the narrative that intubation and mechanical ventilation were "the cause of suboptimal outcomes" for critically ill COVID-19 patients, without accounting for hospital staffing and equipment shortages.
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. A foreword from the editors of PCCM about COVID-19 and the journal.
From Critical Care Explorations. The authors report a case of peripheral arterial thrombosis associated with COVID-19, resulting in acute limb ischemia of the right lower extremity.
From Critical Care Explorations. This brief report describes the rapid deployment of a real-time electronic tracking board for all hospitals in the state of Oregon.
From Critical Care Explorations. Supportive treatment and immunomodulators have a critical place in the treatment of severe patients until effective antivirals are developed. Interleukin-6 antagonists, one of the immunomodulating agents, appears to be effective in the treatment of cytokine storm, but some patients continue to have severe lymphopenia and immunosuppression.
This report provides guidance on how to innovate your existing intensive care unit (ICU) or convert other spaces into an ICU to improve workflow, manage capacity, and minimize healthcare professionals’ exposure to COVID-19 based on the evolving experiences from more than a dozen hospitals and their healthcare professionals on the front lines.
From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, the authors share their experience with a patient with severe COVID-19 who was admitted to a clinical trial of an investigational COVID-19 therapeutic using video-telecommunication to obtain informed consent.
From Critical Care Medicine. In this Editorial, the authors look at the study by Wang et al. (Clinical Features of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients With Mechanical Ventilation: A Nationwide Study in China)
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. This study found that patients with coronavirus disease 2019 have a high frequency of comorbidities, require longer stays, more ventilatory support than usual PICU admissions, suggesting several avenues for further exploration.
From Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. In this study, the authors observed a greater proportion of hospitalized children requiring mechanical ventilation than has been reported to date; they state that older children, African-American or Hispanic children, and males may be at greater risk for severe illness requiring hospitalization.
From Critical Care Medicine. In this national ICU clinician survey, it was found that there are continued concerns regarding personal protective equipment supplies with the chief issue being N95 respirator availability.
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors reviewed thromboelastography studies in critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 to characterize their coagulation states.
From Critical Care Medicine. In this editorial, the authors discuss the important role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a rescue therapy for patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia associated with severe ARDS.
From Critical Care Medicine. In this Letter to the Editor, the authors share their view that - for COVID-19 patient - Intermediate Care Units (IMCUs) may be better suited for post-ICU care than ordinary hospital wards.
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors examined the impact of time to intubation and use of high-flow nasal cannula on clinical outcomes in patients with coronavirus disease 2019.
From Critical Care Medicine. The author set out to generate a consensus-based, prioritized list of outcomes for coronavirus disease 2019 trials.
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors aimed to establish a core outcomes set for trials in people with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease 2019.
From Critical Care Medicine. The authors describe the risk factors for and outcomes after myoclonus in a cohort of patients with coronavirus disease 2019.
From Critical Care Explorations. In this article, the authors describe the intracranial pressure dynamics and cerebral vasomotor reactivity in a coronavirus disease 2019 patient with acute encephalitis treated with cerebrospinal fluid drainage and therapeutic plasma exchange.