CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 388  |  May 19th 2019

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Welcome to the 388th 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 a randomised controlled trial on hypothermia in addition to decompressive hemicraniectomy in treatment of malignant middle cerebral artery stroke; systematic reviews and meta analyses on vasoactive medications in septic shock & prophylactic antibiotic use following cardiac arrest; and an observational study reporting an economic evaluation of the TRANSFUSE trial. There are also guidelines on drug-induced liver injury & long-term mechanical circulatory support; narrative reviews on hemoadsorption during ECMO & acute liver failure; and editorials on oxygen therapy & significance testing in clinical trials; as well as correspondence on whether ECMO should be used in cardiogenic shock & if APRV really prevents lung collapse.

If you only have time to read one review article this week try this one on brain ultrasonography.



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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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