CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 350  |  August 26th 2018

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Welcome to the 350th 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 medium term results for major randomised controlled trials TRICS (6 month outcomes after restrictive or liberal transfusion for cardiac surgery) & CULPRIT-SHOCK (1 year outcomes after PCI strategies in cardiogenic shock); systematic reviews and meta analyses on industry sponsorship and research outcome & Impella 5.0 in cardiogenic shock; and observational studies on the global epidemiology and outcomes of acute kidney injury outcome of allogeneic stem cell recipients admitted to the intensive care unit. The fourth universal definition of myocardial infarction was also published this weekend. In addition, there are excellent narrative reviews on perioperative management of severe traumatic brain injury, advanced modes of mechanical ventilation & palliative care in intensive care units; a series of editorials on conflict of interest; and commentaries on mechanisms behind cardiac troponin elevations & nutritional epidemiologic research.

There are two great announcements regarding the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2019 - firstly, Assoc Prof Todd Rice (@toddrice_ICU), from Nashville, USA, will discuss the SMART trial, comparing 0.9% saline with balanced crystalloid in the ICU; and secondly, we have FREE ONSITE CHILDCARE at #CCR19. Space is limited and we've already had a lot of interest, but we still have capacity at present, so don't delay registering if you'd like us to look after your little ones during the two days.

Continuing our focus on the trials to be discussed at #CCR19, this week's Topic of the Week is, based on the SMART trial, crystalloid fluids, starting with a paper on saline for intravenous fluid therapy in critically ill patients in tomorrow's Paper of the Day. If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on acute mesenteric ischemia.



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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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