CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 349  |  August 19th 2018

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PARAMEDIC2 newsletter


Welcome to the 349th 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 a randomised controlled trial on dopamine for acute heart failure (ROPA-DOP); a systematic review and meta analysis on red cell transfusion thresholds in cardiac surgery; and observational studies on hypoxaemia in the ICU & the association of frailty with short-term outcomes, organ support and resource use. The latest SCCM guideline on pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption was published this week, as were narrative reviews on difficult tracheal intubation, feeding intolerance & airway and ventilation management during CPR and after successful resuscitation.

Continuing our focus on the trials to be discussed at #CCR19, this week's Topic of the Week is, based on the PARAMEDIC2 trial, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, starting with a paper on the role of adrenaline in cardiopulmonary resuscitation in tomorrow's Paper of the Day. Registration for the meeting is open, so don't miss out on the chance to discuss the best trials of 2018 with their chief investigators at the stunning Titanic, Belfast.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, then this should be top of your list - written by three of the most distinguished researchers in critical care, this paper on intravenous fluid therapy in critically ill adults is the definitive contemporary review on the subject.

In other news, registration for the final SMACC in Sydney opens in just a few hours. This will be the last opportunity to attend this unique conference which changed medical conferencing so much for the better.



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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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