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Although only a small number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 present with a secondary bacterial pneumonia, a large percentage are unnecessarily treated with antibiotics. Hear about how physicians and hospitalists can identify when antibiotics are unnecessary for hospitalized patients with moderate to severe respiratory infections. This podcast is sponsored by bioMérieux.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has compiled and developed resources on what clinicians need to know about mpox (formerly monkeypox). While mpox is usually a self-limited disease with symptoms lasting two to four weeks, severe cases and death have occurred during the current outbreak, so it is important for critical care clinicians to recognize potential mpox infections. Visit SCCM’s mpox web page for additional details.
Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, MD, discusses an article published in the September 2008 issue of Critical Care Medicine, titled "Increased Mortality of Ventilated Patients with Endotracheal Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Without Clinical Signs of Infection."
Randy S. Wax, MD, discusses the current outbreak of H1N1 Influenza, the triage protocol for critical care during an influenza epidemic, the public's role in taking necessary precautions, and educational resources that are available.
John H. Beigel, MD, clarifies the definition of influenza and discusses the evolution of viruses, speculation on the mode of transmission and the role of vaccines and therapies as they relate to H1N1 Influenza.
Naomi O'Grady, MD clarifies the strain of the current virus, discusses the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic, and outlines the prescription therapies available specific to H1N1 Influenza.
Amy Creel, MD, served as lead author on an article published in the May 2009 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “Severe Invasive Community-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) Infections in Previously Healthy Children.”
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 Study.”
Carol E. Nicholson, MD, MS, FAAP, is the Project Scientist for the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network (CPCCRN) and Program Director for Pediatric Care and Rehabilitation Research (PCCR). Nicholson discusses the results of the CPCCRNs critical pertussis study, which sought to characterize the condition, its change over time and the level of support required for pediatric patients.
Margaret Parker, MD, FCCM, speaks with Carl O. Eriksson, MD, MPH, lead author on an article published in the November Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
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.
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.
Kyle B. Enfield, MD, and Paula Ferrada, MD, discuss Dr. Ferrada's talk from the 48th Critical Care Congress titled "Clostridium difficile: Sparring With Spores." Current treatment recommendations and surgical options are discussed.