May PCCM 5-3-23

May 03, 2023

Video Transcript

Robert C. Tasker, MA, MBBS, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH: Welcome. My name is Robert Tasker and I'm your Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. May 2023, a great issue for all of our readers. I've done something slightly different this month, I've put my three Editor's Choices and within each Editor's Choice, I've incorporated PCCM Connections for readers for reading around and broadening your education on that particular topic. So my first Editor's Choice is about ECMO in SARS-CoV-2, both the acute infection as well as MIS-C. This paper comes from Bembea and colleagues. It's a registry study in 63 hospitals, 32 states of the United States and the authors look at the time course of ECMO support and analysis by race and oxygen level. This is 108 ECMO cases out of a denominator population of 2,700. In the PCCM Connections section, we have a systematic review of 110 cases of COVID-19 patients requiring ECMO. So, of course that's separate from the 108 in the Bembea study. So all together there's well over 200 such patients. My second Editor's Choice is about delirium. This paper comes from Ista and colleagues from the Netherlands. They have done a systematic review of 24 studies from 1990 through to 2022 and identified seven factors that have an association with delirium. There's an accompanying editorial about this topic. The PCCM Connections piece is on sleep hygiene. A brief report, a QI program and the effect that that has had in that institution. The third Editor's Choice is about rounds and setting goals during rounds that can be implemented or should be implemented through the day. This comes from Canada by Jones et al and it's called Liber8 and it's writing your plan on a glass wall by the patient's bedside. In the PCCM Connection section, there's a guide to the other material that we've had on rounds in the journal as well as looking again at the sleep hygiene piece this month. So that's all I have for you this month, the issue is packed with lots and lots of other material. All well worth reading. I will highlight these in my tweet that will come probably mid-month. So enjoy. Thank you very much for supporting PCCM. See you next month.

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