Critical Content: Critical Care Medicine, September 2023

August 15, 2023

Aarti Sarwal, MD, FAAN, FNCS, FCCM, shares highlights from the September 2023 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

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Speaker: Aarti Sarwal, MD, FAAN, FNCS, FCCM

Aarti Sarwal, MD, FAAN, FNCS, FCCM: Hello, I'm Aarti Sarwal, the Social Media Editor of Critical Care Medicine. The September issue is rich with content you don't want to miss. The issue opens with a foreword from the editors of CCM that talks about issues of fraud, error and the responsibility of the scientific community in upholding scientific integrity. There's an article describing the development and framework of the Peer Review Academy. This initiative by the SCCM journals will train and create a community of trusted, reliable and skilled peer reviewers with diverse backgrounds and interests. Check out a study from a large database of tertiary hospitals in Japan, studying data from sepsis patients over 16 years, looking at the efficacy of carbapenems as the initial antibiotic therapy against sepsis. Then an article from the National COVID Cohort Collaborative investigates early empiric use of antibiotics in COVID-19 hospitalized patients with the data from over 63 health systems throughout the US. There's a pro and con debate on the use of pulse oximetry in the ICU that that's worth a read and last but not the least, don't forget to read the 2023 Annual Congress Presidential Address. Dr. Nadkarni shares his journey and calls for his and our Kuleana or responsibility as part of the critical care community. Dream impossible dreams, make those dreams a reality, pay it forward. For more articles, please follow us on Twitter (X) and Facebook. Please be safe and well.

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