CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 184  |  June 14th 2015


Welcome to the 184th 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 been a great week in the literature, with two fascinating out-of-hospital cardiac arrest studies from Sweden, a meta analysis on an area of interest of mine - lung biopsy in ARDS - as well as a wealth of review articles, including several excellent papers from the Columbian Journal of Anaesthesiology on ultrasound use. If you only have time for one paper this week, check out this review paper on sepsis breakthroughs in 2014.

This week's Topic of the Week is a series from the BMJ on how to read a paper, starting with a paper on qualitative research in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you are lucky enough to be at SMACC next week, please come along and say hi - it would be great to meet you there. Whilst on the conference theme, congratulations to the Intensive Care Society of Ireland for hosting a wonderful ESICM meeting this week in Dublin.





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The 2016 meeting is on Friday January 29th, at the Titanic Centre Belfast, birthplace of RMS Titanic. As usual, the theme is to discuss the biggest trials of the previous year, and we are lucky to have some of the biggest names in critical care join us. The Titanic Centre is just minutes from Belfast City Airport, with a hotel within 3 minutes walking distance, and is a 20 minute walk from the city centre, including the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast's cultural centre full of great restaurants and pubs. Talks are given in the setting of the rebuilt famous staircase from the great ship, while both the hugely popular "informal chat" session and dinner overlook the floodlite slipways where Titanic and Olympic were launched. With some exciting new innovations planned, this new meeting promises to delivery on it's burgeoning reputation. Further details, including the programme and accommodation deals, will be available shortly after SMACC.

Finally, the best critical care conference in the world is almost upon us. If you haven't yet signed up for the SMACC Conference (June 23rd to 26th, in Chicago, USA), it's not too late. Registrations are still available. See you in Chicago next week!

This year's new style State-of-the-Art Meeting is on December 7th to 9th in London's ExCel Arena. The programme has been redeveloped from previous years, with a modern theme of interesting speakers giving thought-provoking talks. With a TED-style opening session, meet the expert sessions, masterclasses and other innovations, this will be one conference you won't want to miss.

CCH Journal

The editorial board are working day and night to get the first issue out in time for SMACC. If you haven't yet checked out Critical Care Horizons, a new genuine open access critical care opinion journal, then please have a look. We are free to publsih with, free to read, and are driven solely by a desire to improve the care we offer our patients. If you'd like to publish with us, we'd be delighted to discuss a submission (no case reports....).  We also need peer reviewers, so please get in touch if you'd like to contribute to this altruistic journal.

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