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.
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)
5-step COVID - a cognitive aid for the pandemic airway emphasising key consideration in the intubation of COVID19 patients.
Overview of COVID-19, including assessment and management, from an Australia and New Zealand critical care perspective.