CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 241  |  July 24th 2016

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Welcome to the 241st Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care research and open access articles from across the medical literature over the past seven days. It's a great issue this week, with some very interesting randomised controlled trials, including studies  investigating the effects of cyclosporine in nonshockable out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, sodium selenite & procalcitonin-guided therapy in sepsis and inhaled prophylactic heparin for the prevention and management of pneumonia in ventilated ICU patients.

There are numerous great review articles including papers on vitamin D in critically ill patients, cytokine-adsorbing hemofilter and unpeeling the evidence for the Banana Bag. There are also commentaries on the sepsis-3 definition and  beyond the Ebola battle — winning the war against future epidemics plus editorials on glutamine in critically ill patients and recruitment maneuvers for acute respiratory distress syndrome. If you only have time for one paper this week, try this one: "echocardiographic assessment of myocardial ischemia".

This week's Topic of the Week is a selection of hepatic guidelines, starting with a paper on the revised American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases position paper on acute liver failure in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

 

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An excellent free sepsis webinar is planned for early September, featuring a stellar list of global speakers. See below for more details.

 

Research

Review Articles

Circulatory

Nutrition

 Renal

Endocrine

Metabolic

Haematological

Sepsis

Transfer

Toxicology

Obstetrics

Perioperative

Miscellaneous

Meetings

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Once again the Critical Care Reviews Meeting will be discussing the biggest studies of the previous year with their chief investigators, asking the question "should we implement the results of this trial into our dialy practice?". We also have the John Hinds Trauma Lecture, delivered this year by Prof Donat Spahn (Zurich), lead for the new European Trauma Guideline, published a few months ago. Paul Marik thinks he has discovered "The Cure for Sepsis", while John Myburgh will explain the ins and outs of research methodology in the "Path to Truth". In addition, there is the very popular "How I Manage....." series of short talks from our speakers on conditions they are experts in, the "Year in Review" and the now famous "Informal Chat" in the bar after the main event.

Don't forget to register for dinner also, where the menu is based on an original menu from the only sailing the Titanic made. Registration for both the meeting and meal is available on the meeting webpage. The Critical Care Reviews Meeting is a not-for-profit event.

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Following last year's massively successful event, the UK Intensive Care Society's State-of-the-Art Meeting is starting its build-up to 2016. The ICS completely changed its game in 2015, and relaunched SOA as a new beacon for forward-looking clinical content, open-access education, and medical social media. In keeping with the times, the podcasts and other materials from last year's meeting have been made open access.
 
This year the programme is looking even better, with topics ranging from the futuristic (space medicine, Formula 1 applied technology, Google Deepmind, and AI) through to the human, practical, and controversial (look out for the clinical scenarios, controversies, and the "From Ivory Tower to Desert Island" session).  Speakers include Peter Brindley, Kevin Fong, Jack Iwashyna, Kath Maitland, Louise Rose, Mervyn Singer, and Jean-Louis Vincent among many others.  It runs from Mon 5th - Wed 7th Dec, and I hope I'll see you there.  Keep an eye on http://soa.ics.ac.uk for programme and registration, and meanwhile enjoy the comprehensive FOAM from last year.

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The 1st World Sepsis Congress will take place completely online on September 8th and 9th, 2016, as a prelude and introduction to the fifth World Sepsis Day on September 13th, 2016. Participation is open to everyone with an internet connection and free of charge. In 13 distinctive sessions, over 70 speakers from over 20 countries will give 10-minute keynotes and presentations on the number one preventable cause of death worldwide: sepsis. After each talk, the speakers will answer live questions from the audience.

Highlights include the Opening Session, titled "Sepsis - A Global Health Threat", with German Minister Helge Braun, Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General of the WHO, Achim Steiner, former Under-Secretary General UN and Director of UNEP, and Joe Kiani, Founder & CEO of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. To read the full invitation letter from the program chairs, Simon Finfer and Konrad Reinhart, please click here.

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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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