Perioperative treatment in cardiac surgery: the German standard reference book "Extracorporeal Circulation in Theory and Practice" has been published in a completely updated, greatly expanded new edition. 62 German and US specialists from the fields of medicine, nursing and technology have contributed to the English-language volume. Editor Rudolf Tschaut and the three co-editors used a structured review process to ensure the professional quality and the topicality of all contributions.
COVID-19: High-flow oxygen therapy has proven its worth in the current pandemic. Intensive care medicine was able to gain valuable experience during the past year. Peter Kremeier et al. summarise these experiences in their new manual "Ventilation and intensive care therapy for COVID-19", proposing detailed treatment pathways.