CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 343  |  July 8th 2018

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Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2018 talks: Dr Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou (Nantes, France) presents

The MACMAN Trial

Editorial by Prof Anders Perner (Copenhagen, Denmark)


Welcome to the 343rd 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 randomised controlled trials comparing terlipressin with norepinephrine in septic shock & adrenaline with noradrenaline in cardiogenic shock; systematic reviews and meta analyses investigating steroids in sepsis & perioperative goal-directed therapy, plus observational studies on premorbid functional status in ICU patients aged 80 years or older, hemoglobin concentration variations to predict significant hemorrhage in the early phase of trauma, & unfavourable outcomes in patients with WFNS grade I aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. There are also guidelines on the management of ARDS from the Intensive Care Society & a research priority update from the surviving sepsis campaign; as well as excellent narrative reviews on vasoplegic shock, dry drowning & coagulation in liver disease; plus a fantastic set of editorials examing the usefulness of ICP thresholds in traumatic brain injury -  pro, con & we are not sure.

This week's Topic of the Week is the first of a two-part series, based on a recent edition of Seminars in Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, on neurological emergencies, starting with a paper on mobile stroke units in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on albumin disposition in critically Ill patients.



Review Articles

















Belfast, 18-19th January 2019

SMACC 2019

SMACC Sydney

Sydney, 26-29th March 2019


Women in ICM

London, February 6th

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I hope you find these links useful.

Until next week


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