CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 237  |  June 26th 2016

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 Graz, Austria

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Welcome to the 237th 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. The newsletter is sent 52 weeks a year and from across the world, depending on where I am. So far it has been sent from 4 different continents, once from over the mid-Atlantic and from multiple different countries. Today it comes from Austria, where I have been a guest of Karin Amrein, talking at her Intensive Summer meeting in beautiful Graz.

It's a small edition this week, as I still haven't caught up after SMACC Dub. If you only have time to read one article this week, try this one from the ever informative John Ioannidis on Why Most Clinical Research Is Not Useful. This week's Topic of the Week is a selection of neuro critical care guidelines, starting with a paper on the the diagnosis and management of acute meningitis and meningococcal sepsis in immunocompetent adults in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.



Review Articles










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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.

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