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Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

December 13th 2012



Welcome to the 53rd Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care articles published in the past week, including a wide range of free full text review articles and guidelines from over 300 clinical and scientific journals. Apologies for being days late, but better late than never.

There were no major research articles last week that I saw, so for the first time this section is blank rather filling it for the sake of it. This week's guidelines are from the Infectious Disease Society of America on prosthetic joint infections and from the European Society of Cardiology on the management of antithrombotic therapy in heart failure.  There are three interesting editorials on West Nile Virus, the ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak in the USA, and the hydroxyethyl starch debate. This week's review articles are dominated by an excellent series from Anaesthesia on various medical and anaesthetic emergencies. The topic for This Week's Papers is dysrhythmias. 



Clinical Infectious Diseases:     Prosthetic Joint Infection


Thrombosis and Haemostasis:     Antithrombotic Therapy in Heart Failure



Annals of Internal Medicine:     West Nile Virus


Annals of Internal Medicine:     Fungal Meningitis


Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia:     Hydroxyethyl Starch


Review - Clinical


Anaesthesia:     Cardiac Emergencies


Circulation Journal:     Brugada Syndrome


Thrombosis and Haemostasis:     Upper Limb DVT


Thrombosis and Haemostasis:     Platelet Activation in Acute Coronary Syndromes



Anaesthesia:     Pulmonary Emergencies



Gastroenterology Research and Practice:     Nutrition in Liver Injury


Annual Reviews in Immunology:     Microbial Gut Translocation



Nigerian Medical Journal:     Renal Physiology


European Journal of Clinical Nutrition:     Water Requirement



Anaesthesia:     Haemorrhage



Expert Reviews in Anti-Infective Therapy:     Pulmonary Infection 


PLoS Pathology:     Pneumocystitis


Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control:     Antibiotic Resistance


Respirology:     Tuberculosis





Anaesthesia:     Poisoning



Anaesthesia:     Paediatric Emergencies



Anaesthesia:     Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine


Anaesthesia:     Emergency Vascular Anaesthesia


Anaesthesia:     Emergency Anaesthesia


Review - Non-Clinical

Canadian Medical Association Journal:     Revalidation



I hope you find these brief summaries and links useful. Apologies for the late delivery of the Newsletter.

Until next week (this weekend!)