Explore the latest in critical care medicine, including management of respiratory failure, sepsis, HAI prevention, end-of-life care, and more.
This narrative review analyzes existing research and clinical guidelines associated with the occurrence of cardiac arrest and the use of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hospitalized children and adolescents.
This cohort study assesses the use of advanced imaging tests, including chest computed tomography, computed tomographic pulmonary angiography, and ventilation-perfusion scan, for pulmonary embolism from 2004 to 2016.
This cohort study evaluates whether patients with COVID-19 have a higher incidence of full-thickness tracheal lesions and tracheoesophageal fistulas than matched controls and investigates potential mechanisms.
This cohort study characterizes interhospital variability in intensive care unit vs non–intensive care unit admission of older patients with isolated rib fractures and evaluates whether greater hospital-level use of intensive care units is associated with improved outcomes.
This case series describes 2 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 and orbital compartment syndrome, optic disc edema, and retinal hemorrhage in the setting of prolonged prone positioning in the intensive care unit.
This subgroup analysis of 2 cluster randomized clinical trials examines adults presenting to the emergency department with diabetic ketoacidosis and determines how long it takes to reach resolution by treating with balanced crystalloids vs saline.
This case-control study examines the association of COVID-19 with the respiratory muscles in Dutch critically ill patients.
This systematic review studies the literature on communication between patients and anesthesia professionals, with a focus on discussions related to postoperative critical care.
This randomized trial compares the effects of fluvoxamine, a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with immunomodulatory effects vs placebo on a composite of dyspnea or pneumonia and oxygen desaturation among adult outpatients with polymerase chain reaction–confirmed mild coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) illness.
This cohort study compares the incidence of gastrointestinal complications (transaminitis, ileus, Ogilvie syndrome, mesenteric ischemia) among critically ill patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)– vs non–COVID-19–induced acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) at a single US academic hospital between March and May 2020.
This randomized trial compares the effects of hydroxychloroquine vs placebo on clinical status at 14 days (home, requiring noninvasive or invasive ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hospitalized, died) among adults hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This randomized clinical trial compares the ability to prevent intubation in preterm infants by using nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation for the initial treatment of respiratory distress syndrome or postextubation with either a cannula with long and narrow tubing or short binasal prong and mask interfaces.
This cohort study assesses the antibiotic susceptibility patterns of Escherichia coli among infants admitted to US neonatal intensive care units from 2009 to 2017.
This qualitative study describes the perspectives and experiences of clinicians involved in institutional planning for resource limitation and/or patient care during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
This Medical News article is an interview with nutrition expert Barry Popkin, PhD, lead author of a new systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on coronavirus disease 2019 among individuals who are obese.
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