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#CCR19 John Hinds Trauma Lecture - "A Culture of Excellence - R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center"


Welcome to the 352nd 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 several systematic reviews on both conflicts of interest & industry-funded research; observational studies on potential underpowering of large randomised controlled sepsis trials & mortality changes associated with mandated public reporting of sepsis in New York State; plus protcols for PHARLAP (featuring at #CCR19) and a phase II trial from colleagues in Belfast investigating aspirin in ARDS (STAR), published in Critical Care Horizons (COI). There are also narrative reviews on surgical embolectomy for acute massive PE, competing and conflicting interests in the care of critically ill patients, biomarkers & survival analysis and interpretation of time-to-event data. In addition, there are editorials on therapeutic targeting of carbon dioxide levels & hypercapnia and hypercapnic acidosis in sepsis; as well as commentaries on preventing harm, declaration of conflicts of interest & the Surviving Sepsis Campaign.

Following our recent theme of focusing on upcoming trials and talks at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2019, this week's Topic of the Week, based on the John Hinds Trauma Lecture is, unsurprisingly, trauma! Taking a selection of 7 articles from a fantastic series from Military Medicine, we start with a paper on whole blood transfusion in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this challenging paper on unexploded ordnance management (and you thought your job was tough....). And we also have one for our veterinarian colleagues this week - trauma management of military working dogs.



Review Articles











Military Medicine Supplement




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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