Sepsis Perspective

 
 
  • With COVID Vaccinations Comes a Potential Nightmare Scenario   On an individual level, reducing the severity of COVID disease is critical. But from a public health perspective, we also want to reduce transmission, says F. Perry Wilson.
  • COVID-Related ARDS May Not Be So Different After All   Angela Rogers on COVID-related ARDS, how ICU COVID care has changed over the months, and why it is a privilege to be an ICU doctor during COVID.
  • SCCM 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SCCM 2021
  • Acute Pharyngitis: Tips From the Author of the Centor Criteria   Hosts of the popular pediatric podcast The Cribsiders preview their discussion with Dr Robert Centor, creator of 'eponymous' criteria for risk stratification of bacterial pharyngitis.
  • Heart Failure Biomarkers in COVID-19 Cardiac biomarkers may be abnormal in patients with COVID-19. Here a review of the interpretation of these markers in the context of the novel coronavirus.
  • Does COVID-19 Cause Sepsis? Sepsis is a common complication of viral infections, so why do we fail to identify it in our patients with COVID?
  • Excess COVID-19 Deaths: How Does the US Compare With Other Countries?   Excess deaths may be the best tool to compare a country's response to the pandemic with other parts of the world, says Dr F. Perry Wilson. How does the United States measure up?
  • What I Didn't Know About Urine Blew My Mind   The Curbsiders love to share what they learned from the experts. This week, it's all about UTI.
  • Solutions for Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Finding the Right Balance Can findings in adult patients with sepsis be extrapolated to children with DKA? Studies in pediatric patients give this nephrologist pause.
  • SCCM COVID-19 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from COVID-19: What's Next?
  • 9/11 Survivor: 'COVID Humbled Me'   WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with 9/11 first responder John Feal about his advocacy for fellow 9/11 survivors and the importance of following COVID-19 safety guidelines.
  • The Kidney and COVID-19: What We Know so Far   Nephrologists Matthew Sparks and Samira Farouk, of the Freely Filtered podcast, discuss the kidney effects of COVID-19 -- what is and isn't clear in patients with and without preexisting kidney disease.
  • Should Steroids Be Used to Treat ARDS? Are steroids safe or even helpful for patients with ARDS? It's complicated.
  • Has the Pandemic 'Infected' Our Approach to Medicine? Changing long-standing protocols. Using unproven drugs. Targeting colleagues. Blame the COVID-19 'superinfection' for these changes in physicians' thinking, argues Vinay Prasad.
  • A Quick Summary of the COVID-19 Literature Who can keep up with the explosion of papers on SARS-CoV-2? Two Boston-based HIV Fellows have done four biweekly deep dives into the COVID-19 literature. Read their highlights to date.
  • Nephrologist #COVIDWarrior: 'We Are Winning Some of These Battles' After 2 weeks on the frontlines of Detroit treating COVID-19 patients, nephrologist Joel Topf provides a rundown on his clinical observations.
  • What Neurologists Can Expect From COVID-19 A discussion with Dr Kenneth Tyler on the most likely neurologic implications of the virus, and how the field can respond to the crisis.
  • COVID-19's Impact -- Don't Overlook the Liver Dr Nancy Reau looks at the hepatotoxic and gastrointestinal implications of this viral pandemic.
  • SCCM 2020 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SCCM 2020
  • Sepsis Hysteria: The Emotionally Charged Debate   Dr Alok Patel discusses the debate surrounding the so-called sepsis hysteria.