CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 337  |  May 27th 2018

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 UK Critical Care Research Forum, Belfast


Welcome to the 337th 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 big news this week is the long-awaited results of the EOLIA trial, investigating ECMO in severe ARDS.

The other highlights of this edition are randomised controlled trials on family-support in the ICU & discontinuation order of vasopressors in the management of septic shock; systematic reviews and meta analyses on aldosterone antagonists in STEMI without heart failure & REBOA for exsanguination; and observational studies on withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining therapies in older adults in ICU & qSOAF in low- and middle-income countries. There are also guidelines on central venous catheters & intracerebral hemorrhage; narrative reviews on cardiogenic shock complicating myocardial infarction, heat stroke & platelet dysfunction; plus commentaries on tuberculosis in ICU & burnout.

This week's Topic of the Week is the right ventricle, starting with a general bench to bedside review in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on acute lung injury: how to stabilize a broken lung.



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Belfast, 18-19th January 2019

SMACC 2019

SMACC Sydney

Sydney, 26-29th March 2019


Women in ICM

London, February 6th

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


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