CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 446  |  June 28th 2020

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Welcome to the 446th 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 the pre-print of the randomised controlled RECOVERY trial, reporting a huge mortality benefit in critically ill COVID-19 patients, & another RCT comparing resident physician ICU shifts of ≤ 16 hours with longer shifts; systematic reviews and meta analyses on physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent transmission of SARS-CoV-2, & rehabilitation interventions in critically ill patients; and observational studies on ultra-rapid exome sequencing in critically ill infants, & adverse events after transition from ICU to hospital ward. There are also guidelines on venous thromboembolism prophylaxis in trauma patients, & pediatric airway management in COVID-19 patients; narrative reviews on emerging therapies in acute ischemic stroke, & ventilation-induced lung injury; editorials on making the case for clinical trials and against off-label drug use in COVID-19, & editorial evaluation and peer review during a pandemic; and commentaries on the identification of pathophysiological patterns for triage and respiratory support in COVID-19, & COVID-19 and ethnicity: who will research results apply to?.

This week's Topic of the Week is myocardial infarction, starting with a paper on understanding myocardial infarction in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

Given the release of the RECOVERY trial pre-print, if you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on COVID-19 as an acute inflammatory disease.


Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2021

We've some big news about CCR21. Please click on the video above, or here, for more details.



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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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