CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 378  |  March 10th 2019

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Welcome to the 378th 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 on chlorhexidine bathing & temperature thresholds in critically ill children with fever and infection; systematic reviews and meta analyses on chlorhexidine-related mortality, extracorporeal-CPR & hypertonic saline in sepsis; and observational studies on rapidly improving ARDS, accuracy of critical care transesophageal echocardiograph & Impella support for acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. There are also guidelines on stress ulcer prophylaxis & pulmonary arterial hypertension; narrative reviews on cerebral vasospasm and delayed cerebral ischemiahigh-sensitive troponin assay interpretation in critical care & ultrasound-guided vascular access; editorials on mechanical power in VILI & intensive care management of transplanted lung patients; and commentaries on myotrauma in mechanically ventilated patients & a report about Plan S’s potential effects on journals.   

This week's Topic of the Week is a selection of 7 papers from the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book, published yearly in Critical Care, starting with a paper on the open lung concept in ARDS in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on CRRT - Who, When, Why, and How.



Review Articles















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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