CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 342  |  July 1st 2018

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Welcome to the 342nd 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 systematic reviews and meta analyses on recruitment maneuvers, out-of-hours discharge from the ICU, and early enteral nutrition within 24 hours of ICU admission, plus observational studies on the electrolarynx for enabling communication in the chronically critically ill and the results of the NAP6 audit on anaesthesia, surgery, and life-threatening allergic reactions. There are also narrative reviews on the assessment of hypovolaemia in the critically ill, linezolid and ECMO in poisoning; editorials on hydrocortisone in septic shock, between hypoxia or hyperoxia and prone positioning for ARDS, as well as commentaries on the central nervous system efficacy of antimicrobials, burnout and transthoracic echocardiography in sepsis. In news, the European Medicines Agency has bizarrely approved hydroxyethyl starch solutions, a decision which will raise many eyebrows given their lack of efficacy and proven harmful effects.

This week's Topic of the Week is hypertension, starting with a paper on hypertensive crisis in tomorrow's Paper of the Day. If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on adaptive clinical trials in sepsis.



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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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