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How the COVID-crisis changed our lives in the ICU

  1. Early corticosteroid treatment is used to treat COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Infection is a well-documented adverse effect of corticosteroid therapy.

    Authors: Pauline Lamouche-Wilquin, Jérôme Souchard, Morgane Pere, Matthieu Raymond, Pierre Asfar, Cédric Darreau, Florian Reizine, Baptiste Hourmant, Gwenhaël Colin, Guillaume Rieul, Pierre Kergoat, Aurélien Frérou, Julien Lorber, Johann Auchabie, Béatrice La Combe, Philippe Seguin…
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:233
  2. Providing palliative care at the end of life (EOL) in intensive care units (ICUs) seems to be modified during the COVID-19 pandemic with potential burden of moral distress to health care providers (HCPs). We s...

    Authors: Tereza Prokopová, Jan Hudec, Kamil Vrbica, Jan Stašek, Andrea Pokorná, Petr Štourač, Kateřina Rusinová, Paulína Kerpnerová, Radka Štěpánová, Adam Svobodník and Jan Maláska
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:221
  3. Increasing evidence indicates the potential benefits of restricted fluid management in critically ill patients. Evidence lacks on the optimal fluid management strategy for invasively ventilated COVID-19 patien...

    Authors: Sanchit Ahuja, Harm-Jan de Grooth, Frederique Paulus, Fleur L. van der Ven, Ary Serpa Neto, Marcus J. Schultz and Pieter R. Tuinman
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:157
  4. The detection of coinfections is important to initiate appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Molecular diagnostic testing identifies pathogens at a greater rate than conventional microbiology. We assessed both ba...

    Authors: Francisco José Molina, Luz Elena Botero, Juan Pablo Isaza, Luz Elena Cano, Lucelly López, Leidy Tamayo and Antoni Torres
    Citation: Critical Care 2022 26:130
  5. Restricted visitation policies in acute care settings because of the COVID-19 pandemic have negative consequences. The objective of this scoping review is to identify impacts of restricted visitation policies ...

    Authors: Stephana J. Moss, Karla D. Krewulak, Henry T. Stelfox, Sofia B. Ahmed, Melanie C. Anglin, Sean M. Bagshaw, Karen E. A. Burns, Deborah J. Cook, Christopher J. Doig, Alison Fox-Robichaud, Robert Fowler, Laura Hernández, Michelle E. Kho, Maia Kredentser, Kira Makuk, Srinivas Murthy…
    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:347
  6. Since the lockdown because of the pandemic, family members have been prohibited from visiting their loved ones in hospital. While it is clearly complicated to implement protocols for the admission of family me...

    Authors: Giovanni Mistraletti, Alberto Giannini, Giuseppe Gristina, Paolo Malacarne, Davide Mazzon, Elisabetta Cerutti, Alessandro Galazzi, Ilaria Giubbilo, Marco Vergano, Vladimiro Zagrebelsky, Luigi Riccioni, Giacomo Grasselli, Silvia Scelsi, Maurizio Cecconi and Flavia Petrini
    Citation: Critical Care 2021 25:191