CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 444  |  June 16th 2020

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ICS 50Welcome to the 444th 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. After 3 newsletters last week, it's a small edition today.

The highlights are randomised controlled trials on a bundle of coated devices to reduce nosocomial infections in the ICU & hypertonic saline for fluid resuscitation in ICU patients post-cardiac surgery; systematic reviews and meta analyses on mucoactive agents for acute respiratory failure & oropharyngeal dysphagia; and observational studies on the interaction between arterial oxygenation and carbon dioxide and hospital mortality following out of hospital cardiac arrest & pediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome temporally associated with SARS-CoV-2.

There are also guidelines on managing the ICU surge during the COVID‑19 crisis & one from the European Resuscitation Council on COVID-19; narrative reviews on drug dosing in the critically ill obese patient & damage control resuscitation; editorials on how likely are COVID-19 interventions to benefit the sickest patients & weaning from venoarterial ECMO; and commentaries on pharmacological approaches for managing cytokine storm in COVID-19 patients & false negative tests for SARS-CoV-2 infection.

This week's Topic of the Week is dysrhythmias, continuing with a paper on Brugada syndrome in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on Coronavirus Disease 2019 coagulopathy.

Finally, congratulations to the Intensive Care Society on 50 years of service to the critical care community.





CCR21 Meeting

Due to the phenomenal success of CCR20, the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2021 has been expanded to 3 days, allowing more time for major trial results presentations, as well as understanding the best clinical trials published during 2020. We aim to decide whether these trials are sufficiently robust to support their findings and if we should consider changing practice on the basis of them. To help in this endeavour we invite world leading experts to provide independent editorial overviews and have panel discussions to delve deep into the specifics of each trial. In addition, we also have detailed discussions on research methodology, to encourage critical thinking about the scientific findings which form the basis of our clinical practice.

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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