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2nd World Sepsis Congress Live & Free Online


Welcome to the 351st 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 two randomised controlled trials comparing supraglottic airway use with tracheal intubbation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest; a systematic review and meta analysis on video vs. direct laryngoscopy for emergency intubation; and an observational study on major trauma in the NHS (England) 2008–17. There are also guidelines on myocardial revascularizationarterial hypertension, & heart failure, as well as narrative reviews on oxygen treatment in ICU & ED (timely with the results of the pilot phase of ICU-ROX just published), transfusion strategies in damage control resuscitation, & cardiorenal syndrome; plus commentaries on ECMO & Takotsubo cardiomyopathy as a variant of acute MI.

The correspondence on both the ADRENAL and APPROCCHSS trials was published this week. Additionally, in an unusual move, the CLOVERS trial has been called into question, as an American watchdog group calls for NIH to halt ‘dangerous’ study of sepsis treatment.

This week's Topic of the Week is based on a series of papers published in Pediatric Critical Care Medcine on end-of-life care, starting with a paper on the logistics of withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies in PICU in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative infections.

In meeting news, the 2nd World Sepsis Congress takes place later this week. This unique event is an online conference which is free to watch. With many of the finest researchers in critical care taking part, this is highly recommended. Turning to #CCR19, the annual honorary John Hinds Trauma Lecture at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2019 will be delivered by Prof Maureen McCunn, Professor of Anaesthesiology at University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her talk is entitled: "A Culture of Excellence - R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center".



Review Articles











Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Series on "Paediatric End-of-Life Care"






Belfast, 18-19th January 2019

SMACC 2019

SMACC Sydney

Sydney, 26-29th March 2019


Women in ICM

London, February 6th

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Until next week


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