Critical Care Alert – February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022
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The American Society of Anesthesiologists has released updated guidelines on the management of the difficult airway.
Vasopressin and Steroids Increase Likelihood of Return of Spontaneous Circulation with Unclear Longer-Term Effects
In this multicenter, randomized clinical trial, the combination of vasopressin and methylprednisolone improved the rate of return of spontaneous circulation in patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest but had no significant effect on longer-term outcomes.
Invasive Aspergillosis Is an Independent Predictor of Mortality in Mechanically Ventilated Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection
This multicenter cohort study found a high incidence of invasive aspergillosis in mechanically ventilated patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia.
Social Isolation Among Older Adults Is Associated with Higher Rates of Disability and Mortality Post-ICU Stay
In this observational cohort study drawn from the National Health and Aging Trends Study, social isolation among older adults admitted to the intensive care unit was associated with greater disability burden and higher one-year mortality rates after critical illness.