CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 391  |  June 10th 2019

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Welcome to the 391st 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 on PEEP, one on intraoperative high PEEP with recruitment maneuvers & the other on PEEP and postoperative atelectasis; systematic reviews and meta analyses on physical therapy during ECMO & oxygenation and clinical outcomes to inform oxygen targets in critically ill trauma patients; and observational studies on the ongoing Ebola epidemic in Congo & survival in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest after standard CPR or chest compressions only.

There are also guidelines on acute-on-chronic liver failure & oesophageal emergencies; narrative reviews on rapid response systems & echocardiography in the management of VA ECMO; editorials on oxygen therapy & interventions to improve CPR; and a commentary on the role of the host response in influenza pneumonitis.

This week's Topic of the Week is one I've wanted to cover for a while and is based on a fantastic series on the evaluation of scientific publications from the German journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, starting with a paper on critical appraisal of scientific articles in today's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome.



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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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