Critical Content: Critical Care Medicine, February 2024 Issue

January 16, 2024

Aarti Sarwal, MD, FAAN, FNCS, FCCM, shares highlights from the February 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 February issue of CCM. With accelerating use of artificial intelligence in scientific writing and discourse, Drs Buchman and Tasker provide a foreword on fair use of augmented and artificial intelligence in submissions to CCM, PCCM and CCE. We also have some phenomenal late breaking research published in this issue. An article by Bachista et al investigates if CPR with circulation enhancing adjuncts and gradual elevation of head and thorax has impact on survival and neurological outcomes in non-traumatic cardiac arrest. In another article by Palmowski and the group, they published their results on a study of 11,000 plus patients treated in German ICUs over a year. They explore the continuation of proton pump inhibitors in critically ill patients beyond eight weeks of hospital discharge and its impact on clinical outcomes. An editorial by Gianna Casal and Edward Bittner highlights the impact and limitation of these observations. Check it out. Another interesting article by Volkan Hanci and group evaluates the readability of patient education materials offered online by intensive care societies. This project compares online ICU related education materials against NIH recommendations for readability and also compares different readability calculators. Fascinating work addressing a very simple but often neglected component that could enhance shared decision making and patient centered care. Lastly, don't forget to check out the guidelines on recognizing and responding to clinical deterioration outside the ICU. For more articles, please follow us on X and Facebook. A very Happy New Year. See you in Phoenix.

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