CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 195  |  September 6th 2015

 

Welcome to the 195th Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care research published in the past week, plus a wide range of free full text review articles, guidelines, commentaries, editorials, study critiques, correspondence and case reports from hundreds of clinical and scientific journals.

The highlights of this week's newsletter are randomized controlled trials comparing dopamine with adrenaline in paediatric septic shock, conservative with liberal oxygenation targets in mechanically ventilated patients, and a study investigating high-volume plasma exchange in patients with acute liver failure; an ESC guideline on management of acute coronary syndromes in patients presenting without persistent ST-segment elevation; plus review articles on hemodynamic support and therapy in septic shock, management and treatment of pulmonary embolism and lactic acidosis. The first newsletter of the month contains the latest articles recently made open access by the major critical care journals, with over 40 papers included.  

This week's Topic of the Week is anaphylaxis, starting with an international consensus paper in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

 

Research

Review Articles

Neurological

Circulatory

Respiratory

Renal

Metabolic

Haematological

Sepsis

Trauma

Miscellaneous

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Review Articles

Guideline

Editorial

Correspondence

Chest

Review Articles

Editorial

Case Reports

Correspondence

Anesthesiology

Review Articles

Guidelines

Commentaries

Anesthesia & Analgesia

Review Articles

Commentaries

Editorials

British Journal of Anaesthesia 

Editorials

Review Articles

BJA Education

Review Articles

Anaesthesia

Review Articles

Editorials

Correspondence

Meetings

Due to hugely successful previous events, the meeting has moved to a brand new venue, the stunning, multi-million pound Titanic Centre, birthplace of RMS Titanic,  From Wellington, New Zealand, Dr Paul Young will talk on his studies SPLIT (saline versus plasmalyte) and HEAT (paracetamol for pyrexia control). Dr John Holcomb (Houston, USA) will review his mega trial PROPPR, evaluating blood product transfusion ratios in traumatic haemorrhage. Prof Tim Walsh (Edinburgh, Scotland) will review the ABLE study, including his ABLE UK component, evaluating age of transfused red cells, as well as RECOVER, a post-ICU rehab study. A late edition to the programme, Dr Anthony Gordon (London, England), will review his VANISH study, a multi-centre randomized controlled trial comparing vasopressin with noradrenaline, with or without hydrocortisone, for first-line vasopressor support in septic shock. In addition, two of the most eminent intensivists in global critical care, Prof Jean-Louis Vincent (Brussels, Belgium) and Prof Luciano Gattinoni (Milan, Italy) will be on hand to discuss the significance of these findings. It won't be all study discussion, with other elements to the meeting, including the spectacularly popular "Informal Chat", taking place that evening.

If you haven't yet attended this modern, niche meeting, then put the date Friday January 29th in your diary. Both delegate and speaker feedback from previous meetings has been incredibly positive, allowing the event to grow and attract some of the biggest names in critical care. The Titanic Centre is just minutes from Belfast City Airport, with a hotel within 3 minutes walking distance, and is a 20 minute walk from the city centre, including the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast's cultural centre full of great restaurants and pubs. Further details regarding delegate rate accommodation should be available in the next week or two. Talks are given in the setting of the rebuilt famous staircase from the great ship, while both the "Informal Chat" session and dinner overlook the floodlit slipways where Titanic and Olympic were launched. With some exciting new innovations planned, this new meeting promises to delivery on its burgeoning reputation. The programme is all but finalised, so don't wait too long before registering, as numbers are capped to keep this an intimate event. It is as strong a one day programme as you could possibly find. If you think your colleagues would find this event interesting, please circulate this information - this is a not-for-profit event, run in association with the Northern Ireland Intensive Care Society. Accommodation has been secured at special rates for the meeting at 3*, 4* and 5* hotels - I should be able to add the details to the website next week. 

Under the inspired guidance of meeting organiser Ganesh Suntharalingam, this year's State-of-the-Art Meeting promises an exciting programme in a new dynamic format.  It aims to be the first major national society to fully embrace social media and free open access medical education, with an opening plenary session and a workshop, as well full integration of Twitter questions into sessions, live blogging, and open-access AV materials. 

State-of-the-Art is the biggest critical care meeting in the UK, and it's on the move: by combining the resources and influence of the ICS, with a radical redesign and the input of a whole new committee, including several from the FOAMed world, such as Steve Mathieu (The Bottom Line), Jonathan Downham (Critical Care Practitioner), and me. The result should be something unique. It's also the only meeting of this size where the delegates get to steer how the meeting evolves, so have your say.

Take a look at the website or the flyer. The meeting is at London ExCeL, 20 minutes from the West End

CCH Journal

Critical Care Horizons is a fresh new voice in the critical care literature, offering thought-provoking, cutting-edge commentary and opinion papers, plus state-of-the-art review articles. The journal is free to publish with and free to read, opening authorship opportunity to all. The energetic editorial board consists of a deliberate mix of clinicians active in social media and world renowned academics, all driven by a desire to improve the care we offer our patients, and operate without financial gain or incentive.  If you have an idea for a paper, and can say it in an engaging manner, please get in touch. We also need peer reviewers.

COI - I am the editor-in-chief of this new journal, but work in a voluntary capacity, as do all the editors.

 

I hope you find these links useful.


Until next week

Rob

 

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