CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 373  |  February 11th 2019

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Welcome to the 373rd Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care research and open access articles from across the medical literature over the past couple of weeks. I've been playing catch up since #CCR19 so, once again, this is last week's newsletter. The good news is I've finally caught up, so you'll be getting two newsletters today.

The highlights of this week's edition are randomised controlled trials on the early use of norepinephrine in septic shock resuscitation & the impact of scribes on emergency medicine doctors’ productivity and patient throughput; systematic reviews and meta analyses on stress ulcer prophylaxis & the diagnostic accuracy of a point-of-care ultrasound protocol for shock etiology; and observational studies on the use of vasopressors in septic shock & diagnostic accuracy of clinical examination for estimating cardiac output in critically ill patients. There are also guidelines on intubation and extubation of the ICU patient & mechanical ventilation and ECMO in acute respiratory insufficiency; narrative reviews on new microbiological techniques in the diagnosis of bloodstream infections & toxicity from checkpoint protein inhibitors; editorials on humanizing the intensive care unit & cerebral complications of solid organ transplantation;  as well as commentaries on diagnosis and definition of AKI.

The accompanying Topic of the Week is acute kidney injury, starting with a paper on the pulmonary consequences of AKI.

If you only have time to read one review article, try this one on damage control orthopaedics.

 

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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

Supported by the Health Research Board

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