CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 338  |  June 3rd 2018

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Welcome to the 338th 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 highlights of this week's edition are the publication of the protocols and statistical analyses of the ICU-ROX and TARGET trials, two of the major multi-centre studies being discussed at #CCR19. The are also many other great articles to read, including observational studies on ICU admissions for sepsis or pneumonia in Australia and New Zealand in 2017, outcomes in patients perceived as receiving excessive care, and community-acquired sepsis in European pediatric intensive care units; guidelines on Takotsubo syndrome, & cardiac and vascular surgery–associated acute kidney injury; narrative reviews on acute heart failure, the evidence base for fluid resuscitation, and mechanical CPR; plus a series of three editorials arguing the place of the Swan–Ganz catheter in contemporary critical care.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on the role of adrenaline in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

This week's Topic of the Week is the pulmonary artery catheter, starting with a paper on alternatives to the Swan–Ganz catheter in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.



Review Articles














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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