Critical Content: Critical Care Medicine, March 2024c

February 21, 2024

Aarti Sarwal, MD, FAAN, FNCS, FCCM, shares highlights from the March 2024 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. Here are my top reads from the upcoming issue of CCM. The March issue brings us the 2023 guidelines on death by neurologic criteria put forth by a collaboration of multiple societies. These guidelines address many of the nuances related to evaluation of patients suspected of brain death in adults and pediatrics. A reflective editorial by Cherylee Chang describes the path that our community took over the last few decades to clarify the acceptable medical standards for evaluating this challenging scenario. The second article is an inspiring study by Cummings et al. This group reports on sepsis endotyping in Uganda, a low income setting with different patient comorbidities and different host-pathogen profiles compared to our current research mostly done in high resource settings. A good example of collaboration that promotes context specific locally informed sepsis research. Check it out. Lastly, a multicenter RCT by Dijkstra and group that evaluates a program on standardized family participation across seven adult ICUs. They evaluate its impact on anxiety, stress and satisfaction of relatives of ICU patients and also report on the perceptions of healthcare providers participating in the program. There are plenty of good reads in this issue from renin in sepsis, LV unloading in ECMO to ICU nutrition amongst other topics. For more articles, please follow us on X and Facebook. Have a great day.

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