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Category: Infection

SCCM Pod-137 A Team Approach to Identifying MRSA

Adam Keene, MD, MS, discusses his paper published in the January 2010 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled “The Use of a Critical Care Consult Team to Identify Risk for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection and the Potential for Early Intervention: A Pilot S...

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SCCM Pod-31 CC: Prophylactic Antimicrobial Use in the ICU

Phil Barie, MD, MBA, FCCM, discusses his article from the April 2006 issue of Critical Connections on antibiotic prophylaxis.

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SCCM Pod-32 CC: Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections

Vera De Palo, MD, outlines several common questions healthcare professionals should consider to help prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections in the ICU. Her article "Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections: Can We Make it Safer For Our Patients?" appears in the April 2...

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SCCM Pod-40 CCM: Initial Antimicrobial Treatment of MRSA

Marin Kollef, MD, discusses his article in the August issue of Critical Care Medicine, "Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Sterile-Site Infection: The Importance of Appropriate Initial Antimicrobial Treatment."

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SCCM Pod-62 Simple Measures Can Decrease Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections

Peter Pronovost, MD, PhD, FCCM, discusses his article published in the December 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, titled "An Intervention to Decrease Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in the ICU."

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SCCM Pod-78 Antibiotic Treatment for Severe Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's president-elect Phil Barie, MD, MBA, FCCM, discusses a study published in Annals of Surgery, titled "Early Antibiotic Treatment for Severe Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis." 

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SCCM Pod-143 PCCM: The Effects of Heparin in Infants After Catheter-Related Thrombosis

Alan R. Schroeder, MD, discusses his article, “A Continuous Heparin Infusion Does Not Prevent Catheter-Related Thrombosis in Infants After Cardiac Surgery," published in the July Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-175 CCM: Poverty and Bloodstream Infections

Michael S. Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Kenneth Christopher, MD, about his paper published in the May 2012 Critical Care Medicine, “Relationship Between Neighborhood Poverty Rate and Bloodstream Infections in the Critically Ill.”

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SCCM Pod-194 CCM: Understanding Procalcitonin in Diagnosing Infection, Sepsis

Jeffrey Guy, MD, delves into the conclusions of this article, “Longitudinal changes in procalcitonin in a heterogeneous group of critically ill patients,” with specific focus on why PCT is important when managing patients with suspected sepsis.

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SCCM Pod-242 Preparing for Emerging Infections

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with the Society of Critical Care Medicine President-Elect, Craig Coopersmith, MD, FCCM, and Jay Varkey, MD, about the Ebola epidemic and how clinicians should be preparing for emerging infections.

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SCCM Pod-256 The Burden of Influenza-Associated Critical Illness Hospitalizations

Ludwig Lin, MD, speaks with Colin R. Cooke, MD, about the article, “The Burden of Influenza-Associated Critical Illness Hospitalizations,” published in the November 2014 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-317 Duration of Antimicrobial Treatment for Bacteremia in Canadian Critically Ill Patients

Todd Fraser, MD, speaks with Nick Daneman, MD, about the article, “Duration of Antimicrobial Treatment for Bacteremia in Canadian Critically Ill Patients,” published in Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-325 Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic

Margaret Parker, MD, MCCM, speaks with Christine Gall, DrPH, about the article, “Pediatric Triage in a Severe Pandemic: Maximizing Survival by Establishing Triage Thresholds,” published in the September 2016 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-VCCR2 New Onset Atrial Fibrillation in Septic Shock

Sean P. Kane, PharmD, BCPS, speaks with Ishaq Lat, PharmD, about new onset atrial fibrillation in septic shock. In the epsiode, the issue of rate versus rhythm control is discussed as well as the need for anticoagulation among this patient population.

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Dengue Fever

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Fundamental Critical Care Support: Tropical Diseases (2016) titled "  Dengue Fever." 

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Chikungunya Virus Disease

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Fundamental Critical Care Support: Tropical Diseases (2016) titled "  Chikungunya Virus Disease ."

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Staphylococcus Infections in the ICU

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook: Current Concepts in Adult Critical Care, 2018 Edition

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Treating Lethal Infectious Disease in the ICU

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on...

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Aerosolized Antibiotics in the ICU: Where Do They Fit?

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on...

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Experimental Extracorporeal Therapies for the Treatment of Bloodstream Infections and Sepsis

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 45th Critical Care Congress on...

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