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Welcome to the 381st 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 sustained inflations vs intermittent positive pressure ventilation in extremely preterm infants & intramyocardial injection of mesenchymal precursor cells in patients with LVADs for advanced heart failure; systematic reviews and meta analyses on pleural effusion drainage in the ICU & socioeconomic position and health outcomes following critical illness; and observational studies on REBOA in civilian trauma & time to epinephrine treatment in children with traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The fifth edition of the European guideline on the management of major bleeding and coagulopathy following trauma is out this week, as is a French guideline on the optimization of the treatment with beta-lactam antibiotics in critically ill patients.

There are also narrative reviews on intracerebral hemorrhage, sepsis: the evolution in definition, pathophysiology, and management, & dysphagia in the ICU; editorials on direct oral anticoagulants for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in critically ill patients & the TARGET trial; and a commentary on norepinephrine, more than a vasopressor;

This week's Topic of the Week is a selection of 7 papers from Intensive Care Medicine's series on "Ten Tips for the Management of...", starting with a paper on ten tips for the intensive care management of transplanted lung patients in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on rationalizing antimicrobial therapy in the ICU.

Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2020

In meeting news, registration for the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2020 opens next Sunday April 7th. The initial group of trials to be presented and attending faculty will be announced. The meeting is on Thursday & Friday, January 16th & 17th, in Titanic, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Check out the short video above if you haven't been to the meeting yet.



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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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