Newsletter 154 / November 16th 2014



Welcome to the 154th 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. It's a great newsletter this week, with its highlights being two guidelines from the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, on shock and haemodynamic monitoring, plus prognostication in comatose patients post cardiac arrest, more details on the current Western critical care management of Ebola Virus Disease, as well as a range of interesting review articles, including a series on blood product therapy from the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. For the anaesthetists, check out the general interest section - imagine picking up your list and finding this on it.

Following some discussion on the excellent The Bottom Line website, this week's Topic of the Week is preoxygenation, starting with a paper by Scott Weingart and Rich Levitan, in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

Review Articles:  Clinical Basic Science General Interest


Upcoming Meetings

Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2015

The 2015 Critical Care Reviews Meeting, discussing the hottest studies of 2014, will be held on Friday January 23rd, at the Galgorm Resort and Spa, outside Belfast, Northern Ireland. If you want to know whether you should implement the results of the most recent major critical care research, this is the meeting for you. Online registration is open and the programme is available as a download, with further information at the meeting webpage. As capacity is limited, don't wait to book your place and potentially miss out.

SMACC Chicago

The next SMACC conference will be held June 23rd to 26th, in Chicago, USA. The programme has been released and is packed full of fantastic topics and speakers, both from the traditional world of academia and the new generation of social media enthusiasts, who specialise in disseminating, commenting on and discussing major research. There are also over 30 pre-conference workshops on every topic imaginable.

(COI - I am luckily enough to be invited to speak at SMACC and receive financial support to attend)

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Critical Care Horizons

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. A call for papers has been issued, so if you have something interesting to say, and can say it in an engaging manner, please get in touch. The first issue will be released on January 1st 2015.

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

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Randomized Controlled Trials

Meta Analyses

Observational Studies

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Guidelines & Position Statements














Basic Science Review Articles

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General Interest Articles



I hope you find these links useful.

Until next week



Review Articles:  Clinical |  Basic Science |  General Interest