Why science by press release is bad, despite optimism about the findings of the Recovery trial and the role of dexamethasone in the management of COVID-19.
Critical Care Compendium CCC
The LITFL Critical Care Compendium is a comprehensive collection of pages concisely covering the core topics and controversies of critical care.
Introduction to a series of posts titled “COVID-19: Keeping the baby in the bath”, focusing on the need to build on existing knowledge in critical care and the appropriate testing of new therapies and innovations.
Overcoming uncertainty in the Age of COVID-19. Part 7 of the “COVID-19: Keeping the baby in the bath” series
Novel drug therapies and clinical research. Part 6 of the “COVID-19: Keeping the baby in the bath” series
Part 4 of “COVID-19: Keeping the baby in the bath” discussing the setting of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP) in critically ill COVID-19 patients.
PArt 3 of the “COVID-19: Keeping the baby in the bath” series discussing whether COVID-19 is part of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and the importance of lung compliance.
Discussing “silent hypoxaemia” and timing of intubation. Part 2 of the COVID-19: keeping the baby in the bath” series
Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (PEEP) is the maintenance of positive pressure within the lungs at the end of expiration
Spontaneous breathing can occur without ventilatory support (unassisted spontaneous breathing) or be integrated with mechanical ventilation with assisted ventilation modes (assisted spontaneous breathing).
Overview of lung imaging for COVID-19 pneumonia, from a critical care perspective (Critical Care Compendium)