Welcome to the 219th Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the most important research and open access articles from the past seven days. The highlights of this week's edition are a rnadomised controlled trial on dynamic light application therapy to reduce the incidence and duration of delirium in intensive-care patients, editorials on steroids as part of rescue therapy in ARDSand rapid response teams, as well as a new UK NICE guideline on the assessment and initial management of major trauma. If you only have time to read one paper this week, try this thought-provoking article by Jean-Louis Vincent on The Future of Critical Care Medicine: Integration and Personalization, published to match his plenary address at the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s 45th Critical Care Congress currently being held in Orlando, Florida.
- Abstract: Simons. Dynamic light application therapy to reduce the incidence and duration of delirium in intensive-care patients: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respir Med 2016;epublished February 16th
- Abstract: Lamontagne. Higher versus lower blood pressure targets for vasopressor therapy in shock: a multicentre pilot randomized controlled trial. (OVATION). Intensive Care Med 2016;epublished February 18th
- Abstract: Fletcher. A Randomized Trial of Central Venous Catheter Type and Thrombosis in Critically Ill Neurologic Patients. Neurocritical Care 2016;epublished February 2nd
- Full Text: Cho. Perioperative dexmedetomidine reduces the incidence and severity of acute kidney injury following valvular heart surgery. Kidney International 2016;89:693-700
- Full Text: Tennankore. Prolonged warm ischemia time is associated with graft failure and mortality after kidney transplantation. Kidney International 2016;89:648–658
- Full Text: Uyeki. Clinical Management of Ebola Virus Disease in the United States and Europe. N Engl J Med 2016; 374:636-646
- Full Text: Sakr. The Intensive Care Global Study on Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (IC-GLOSSARI): a multicenter, multinational, 14-day inception cohort study. Intensive Care Med 2016;epublished February 15th
- Abstract: Sasabuchi. Prolonged propofol infusion for mechanically ventilated children. Anaesthesia 2016;epublished February 13th
- Zhang. Diagnosis, prognosis, and management of cryptogenic stroke. F1000Research 2016, 5(F1000 Faculty Rev):168
- Haegeli. Management of a Patient With Electrical Storm. Role of Epicardial Catheter Ablation. Circulation 2016;133:672-676
- Park. Perioperative lung-protective ventilation strategy reduces postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing thoracic and major abdominal surgery. Korean J Anesthesiol 2016;69(1):3-7
- Sureka. Imaging lexicon for acute pancreatitis: 2012 Atlanta Classification revisited. Gastroenterol Rep 2016;4:16-23
- Doi. Impact of acute kidney injury on distant organ function: recent findings and potential therapeutic targets. Kidney International 2016;89:555–564
- Sterns. Treatment of hyperkalemia: something old, something new. Kidney International 2016;89:546-554
- Kaushik. Serum uric acid and AKI: is it time? Clin Kidney J 2016;9(1):48-50
- Afsar. Focus on renal congestion in heart failure. Clin Kidney J 2016;9(1):39-47
- Lustenberger. The Role of Pelvic Packing for Hemodynamically Unstable Pelvic Ring Injuries. Clinical Medicine Insights: Trauma and Intensive Medicine 2015;6:1-8
- Vogelaar. Impact of anaesthetic technique on survival in colon cancer: a review of the literature. Gastroenterol Rep 2016;4:30-34
- Bodenham. Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. Safe vascular access 2016. Anaesthesia 2016;epublished February 17th
- Graus. A clinical approach to diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis. Lancet Neurology 2016;epublished February 19th (free registration required)
- Comment: Antoine. Autoimmune encephalitis: paving the way for early diagnosis. Lancet Neurology 2016;epublished February 19th (free registration required)
- Brissaud. Experts’ recommendations for the management of cardiogenic shock in children. Annals of Intensive Care 2016;6:14
- Lalloo. UK Malaria Treatment Guidelines 2016. J Infect 2016;epublished February 12th
- NICE. Major trauma: assessment and initial management. NICE 2016;epublished February
- NICE. Major trauma: service delivery. NICE 2016;epublished February
- NICE. Spinal injury: assessment and initial management. NICE 2016;epublished February
- Bein. Steroids are part of rescue therapy in ARDS patients with refractory hypoxemia: yes. Intensive Care Med 2016;epublished February 16th
- Thompson. Steroids are part of rescue therapy in ARDS patients with refractory hypoxemia: no. Intensive Care Med 2016;epublished February 16th
- Seam. Steroids are part of rescue therapy in ARDS patients with refractory hypoxemia: we are not sure. Intensive Care Med 2016;epublished January 29th
- Jones. Rapid response teams improve outcomes: yes. Intensive Care Med 2016;epublished February 5th
- Maharaj. Rapid response teams improve outcomes: no. Intensive Care Med 2016;epublished February 5th
- Wendon. Rapid response teams improve outcomes: we are not sure. Intensive Care Med 2016;epublished February 5th
- Tsai. Association of prior antiplatelet agents with mortality in sepsis patients. Intensive Care Med 2016;epublished February 12th
- Martin-Loeches. Focus on infection and sepsis in intensive care patients. Intensive Care Med 2016;epublished February 9th
- Anonymous. Prolonging life at all costs: quantity versus quality. Lancet Respir Med 2015;February 15th
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The 13th Annual Critical Care Symposium is on April 28th and 29th in Manchester Town Hall, England. This meeting aims to bring together world renowned speakers for a conference outside London and to provide a conducive environment allowing informal discussion. Most importantly, this event provides good quality education covering various topics in Intensive Care at an affordable price.
The 9th UK Critical Care Research Forum is being held on 23rd – 24th June 2016 at the Sage Gateshead, with over 20 research proposals as well as sessions on adaptive trial design, international collaborations in critical care trials and patient-centred research. There is also a Forum dinner at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Registration is now open.
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.
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Until next week