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SCCM Pod-408 Vaping-Associated Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Craig M. Lilly, MD, discuss the newly released guidance for vaping-associated respiratory distress syndrome, published in Critical Care Explorations (Lilly C, et al. Crit Care Explor. 2020;2(2): e0081). They explore screening and risk stratification, vaping exposure criteria, patient evaluation and monitoring, and more. Dr. Lilly is professor of medicine, anesthesiology, and surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Published: 3/13/2020
SCCM Pod-407 Life Following Pediatric Septic Shock
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FCCM, talk about the trajectory of long-term mortality and significant health-related quality of life disability among children encountering septic shock. This discussion is based on two articles Dr. Zimmerman recently published in Critical Care Medicine, Critical Illness Factors Associated With Long-Term Mortality and Health-Related Quality of Life Morbidity Following Community-Acquired Pediatric Septic Shock (Zimmerman J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2020;48(3):319-328) and Trajectory of Mortality and Health-Related Quality of Life Morbidity Following Community-Acquired Pediatric Septic Shock (Zimmerman J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2020;48(3):329-337). Dr. Zimmerman is professor of pediatrics and anesthesiology and a faculty member and emeritus division chief of pediatric critical care medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Harborview Medical Center, and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington, USA. He has received research funding from National Institutes of Health, Immunexpress, and Seattle Children’s Research Institute, royalties from Elsevier Publishing as co-editor for Pediatric Critical Care, and travel reimbursement from SCCM. Published: 3/2/2020
SCCM Pod-406 Surviving Sepsis Campaign Children’s Guidelines
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Scott L. Weiss, MD, FCCM, discuss the release of "Surviving Sepsis Campaign International Guidelines for the Management of Septic Shock and Sepsis-Associated Organ Dysfunction in Children,” published in the February 2020 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Weiss S, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020;21(2);e52-e106). Dr. Weiss outlines the differences between the new pediatric Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) guidelines and the 2017 “American College of Critical Care Medicine Clinical Practice Parameters for Hemodynamic Support of Pediatric and Neonatal Septic Shock” (Davis AL, et al. Crit Care Med. 2017;45:1061-1093), as well as key differences from the “Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016” (Rhodes A, et al. Crit Care Med. 2017;45:486-552). The challenges in implementing the pediatric guidelines in resource-limited areas and key recommendations for resuscitation of children with sepsis and septic shock are also covered. Dr. Weiss has served as the SCCM-appointed vice-chair of the SSC Guidelines Task Force. He is an attending physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Published: 2/7/2020
SCCM Pod-405 Acute Kidney Injury Biomarkers and the Challenges of Clinical Use 

Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and Michael G.S. Shashaty, MD, MS, discuss acute kidney injury (AKI) biomarkers and whether they are ready for clinical use. Current research, key takeaway points, the history of AKI biomarkers, and challenges to adoption are reviewed. Dr. Shashaty is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Published: 1/30/2020
SCCM Pod-404 Population-Based Epidemiology and Outcomes of Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Rashid Alobaidi, MD, on his article titled “Population-Based Epidemiology and Outcomes of Acute Kidney Injury in Critically Ill Children,” published in the January 2020 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Alobaidi R, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2020 Jan;21(1);82-91). Dr. Alobaidi discusses the study and importance of enhanced surveillance for acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill children and the implementation of monitoring for AKI. Dr. Alobaidi is assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This podcast is sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 1/15/2020
SCCM Pod-403 Sepsis: The Hour-1 Bundle, the Future of Research, and More
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Mitchell M. Levy, MD, MCCM discuss the Hour-1 Bundle, the controversies of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, and the future of sepsis. Drs. Parker and Levy go beyond the bundle to talk about the challenges of the Campaign from data entry to resistance from physicians, sepsis in resource limited countries, and spreading quality improvement worldwide. Dr. Levy is professor of medicine and chief of pulmonary and critical care at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. This podcast is part 5 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 12/18/2019
SCCM Pod-402 Early Palliative Care Consultations in the ICU
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Marin H. Kollef, MD, discuss the findings and design of the cluster randomized crossover trial on early palliative care consultation in the medical intensive care unit (ICU) published in the December 2019 issue of Critical Care Medicine (Ma J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47;1707-1715). Dr. Kollef outlines the automatic triggers for palliative care consultations that were chosen for the study, the reactions of the transplant physicians and the nursing staff to the study, and the importance of communication in palliative care between the ICU staff, palliative care experts, patients, and families. Dr. Kollef is a professor of medicine at Washington University of Medicine in St. Louis Missouri, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Sound Critical Care. Published: 12/4/2019
SCCM Pod-401 Enteral Nutrition in the Critically Ill

Michael Smith, MD, and Jayshil Patel, MD, discuss the factors associated with managing malnutrition in the critical ill utilizing enteral nutrition and the stages of critical care illness and how it effects nutrition assessment. Dr. Patel explains various considerations for nutrition in critically ill patients including the benefit of early nutrition within the first 24 to 48 hours of intensive care unit admission outlined in the joint American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and SCCM nutrition guidelines published in Critical Care Medicine in 2016. Dr. Patel is the associate professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. This podcast is sponsored by Nestlé Health Science.

Published: 11/27/2019
SCCM Pod-400 Are AKI Biomarkers Ready for Clinical Use?

Kyle B. Enfield, MD, FCCM, and Azra Bihorac, MD, MS, FCCM, discuss best practices and complexities of implementing biomarkers for kidney stress and acute kidney injury (AKI) and what the future holds for AKI biomarker literature. Dr. Bihorac was a presenter on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Bihorac is the R. Glenn Davis professor of medicine, surgery, and anesthesiology in the division of nephrology, hypertension, and renal transplant within the department of medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, USA. This podcast is part 4 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Published: 11/20/2019
SCCM Pod-399 Risk for Mortality in Critically Ill Children Needing Renal Replacement Therapy
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Danny Hames, MD, on his article titled “Risk Factors for Mortality in Critically Ill Children Requiring Renal Replacement Therapy ,” published in the November 2019 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Hames D, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20;1069-1077). Dr. Hames speaks about some of the challenges of monitoring patients with acute kidney injury, the implications of the study for pediatric intensivists, the importance of being mindful of renal function and fluid balance for ventilated patients, and areas that need further investigation.  Dr. Hames is an attending physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Critical Care in the Department of Cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Published: 11/13/2019
SCCM Pod-398 Feeding the Critically Ill Morbidly Obese Patient

Michael Smith, MD, and Sarah Vest Cogle, PharmD, BCCCP, review current methodologies for managing nutrition concerns for critically ill morbidly obese patients. Dr. Cogle discusses the role of nutrition risk assessment outlined in the joint American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and SCCM nutrition guidelines published in Critical Care Medicine in 2016. Dr. Cogle is assistant clinical professor at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and a critical care and nutrition support clinical pharmacist at East Alabama Medical Center in Auburn, Alabama, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Nestlé Health Science.

Published: 10/30/2019
SCCM Pod-397 Renal Recovery After Critical Illness

Ludwig H. Lin, MD, and John A. Kellum, MD, MCCM, review factors associated with renal recovery, therapies and techniques used to enhance recovery, and long-term consequences of nonrecovery in critical illness. Dr. Kellum presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Kellum is vice-chair for research and professor of critical care medicine, medicine, bioengineering, and clinical and translational science at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This podcast is part 3 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Published: 10/23/2019
SCCM Pod-396 Post-ICU Clinics and Peer Support Groups to Reduce Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Kimberley J. Haines, PhD, BHSc, discuss implementing post-ICU clinics and peer support groups following critical illness to help reduce the burden of post-intensive care syndrome. Dr. Haines participated in the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) THRIVE Collaborative which is an ongoing initiative to provide resources and education for ICU patient survivors and families following their ICU stay. Drs. Enfield and Haines clarify qualitative methods used in the study published in the September 2019 issue of Critical Care Medicine (Haines K, et al. Crit Care Med. 2019;47:1194-1200), and navigate ways to overcome some of the barriers in implementing post-ICU clinics. Dr. Haines is a senior ICU physiotherapist and physiotherapy researcher lead at Western Health in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Haines discloses that her research team was funded by SCCM and that she was the recipient of an SCCM THRIVE Research Grant. This podcast is sponsored by Sound Critical Care. Published: 10/7/2019
SCCM Pod-395 Recovery After Critical Illness
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Pratik P. Pandharipande, MD, FCCM, discuss the impact of critical illness on neurocognitive and physical functions. Dr. Pandharipande explains his findings from the BRAIN-ICU cohort (Jackson C, et al. The Lancet. 2014;2:369-379) on depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and functional disability in survivors of critical illness funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Pandharipande also presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Pandharipande is professor of anesthesiology and surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This podcast is part 2 of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 9/23/2019
SCCM Pod-394 Polyneuropathy in Critically Ill Mechanically Ventilated Children
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Rakesh Lodha, MD, on his article titled Polyneuropathy in Critically Ill Mechanically Ventilated Children: Experience from Tertiary Care Hospital in North India, published the September issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Shubham S, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:826-831). The authors review the methodology, primary findings, and limitations of the study, as well as implications to the clinician at the bedside and pressing research issues. Dr. Lodha is a professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. This podcast is sponsored by Sound Critical Care. Published: 9/9/2019
SCCM Pod-393 Updated Pediatric Admission, Discharge, and Triage and Levels of Care Guidance
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Lorry R. Frankel, MD, FCCM, discuss the updated pediatric critical care admission, discharge, and triage criteria and levels of care guidance published in the September issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Frankel L, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:847-887). They review the methodology behind the development of this joint Society of Critical Care Medicine and American Academy of Pediatrics updated guidance, the areas of agreement, and what we may see in future updates. Dr. Frankel is chair of the Department of Pediatrics at California Pacific Medical Center and emeritus professor of pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California, USA. Published: 9/4/2019
SCCM Pod-392 Renal Replacement Therapy in Critically Ill Patients
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Michael J. Connor Jr, MD, discuss when to start renal replacement therapy (RRT) in critically ill patients. Background studies, indicators for early RRT, and other factors that influence RRT decisions are discussed. Dr. Connor presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Connor is associate professor of critical care medicine and nephrology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This podcast is part one of a series sponsored by Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Published: 8/12/2019
SCCM Pod-391 Pediatric Nutritional Guidelines
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Elizabeth Emrath, MD, discuss Dr. Emrath’s talk on the new pediatric nutritional guidelines (Mehta N, et al. Pediatr. Crit Care Med. 2017;18:675-715) from the 48th Critical Care Congress precourse Current Concepts in Pediatric Critical Care. They review the updated recommendations and what future research is needed. Dr. Emrath is an assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. This podcast is sponsored by Nestle Health Science. Published: 7/22/2019
SCCM Pod-390 Telehealth and Patient Outcomes
Ranjit Deshpande, MD, and Donna Lee Armaignac, PhD, APRN, CCNS, CCRN, discuss maximizing positive patient care outcomes through telemedicine. Dr. Armaignac presented on this topic at the Society’s 48th Critical Care Congress. Dr. Armaignac is the director of best practice for telehealth/tele-ICU and director of the Center for Advanced Analytics at Baptist Health South Florida in Coral Gables, Florida, USA. Published: 7/15/2019
SCCM Pod-389 Infections on Extracorporeal Life Support
Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, and Luregn Schlapbach, MD, FCICM, review a survey of international practice on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of infections on extracorporeal life support in adults and children published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Farrell, Deborah, et al. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2019;20:667-671). Dr. Schlapbach is a pediatric intensivist at Queensland Children's Hospital in South Brisbane, Australia. Published: 7/8/2019
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