Welcome to the 478th Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care research and open access articles from across the medical literature for the week of February 1st to 7th.
The highlights of this week's edition are the latest results from the RECOVERY Collaborative Group, investigating azithromycin in hospitalised patients with COVID-19; systematic reviews and meta analyses on convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 & the mortality of older patients admitted to the ICU; and observational studies on SARS-CoV-2 evolution during treatment of chronic infection & the occurrence of invasive pulmonary fungal infections in ICU patients with severe COVID-19. There are also guidelines on heart donation and transplantation after circulatory determination of death & post-cardiac arrest care and targeted temperature management; narrative reviews on ARDS during COVID-19 & vasopressor therapy in the ICU; an editorial on biomarkers to guide ventilation and readiness for extubation; as well as correspondence on percutaneous tracheostomy & monoclonal antibody therapy for patients with Covid-19.
If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on post-resuscitation shock.
I hope you find this newsletter useful.
Until next week
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