Welcome to the 543rd 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 randomised controlled trials comparing early and standard approaches to tracheostomy in patients with severe stroke receiving mechanical ventilation & intraoperative warming versus routine thermal management during non-cardiac surgery; systematic reviews and meta analyses on long-term survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest & short- versus prolonged-course antibiotic therapy for sepsis or infectious diseases in critically ill adults; and observational studies on venovenous ECMO in patients with acute COVID-19 associated respiratory failure & the association between cardiopulmonary resuscitation duration and favorable neurological outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
There are also guidelines on cardiac arrest in the cardiac catheter laboratory & peri-operative management of people with cardiac implantable electronic devices; narrative reviews on autonomic disorders in the neurocritical care unit & lung transplantation for ARDS; editorials on REBOA & ventricular assist devices in children; and commentaries on oxygen targets & vasopressors.
If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on molecular dogmas in human sepsis using mathematical reasoning.
If you are interested in critical care trials and the scientific evidence which underpins our practice, the Critical Care Reviews Meeting is the event for you. With 6 major trial results, reviews of 8 of the best trials of the past year, three panel discussions and the annual honorary John Hinds Lecture, our scientific programme is second to none. With a run and either pilates or yoga classes on Thursday and Friday mornings, and live music every night, our social programme isn't bad either.
For those who have registered for CCR22, accommodation is anticipated to be limited in Belfast in mid-June as the city will be very busy. If you haven't yet booked your hotel, please do so. Our delegate rates are available on the meeting webpage. Some offers will now have expired as there is less than six weeks to the meeting. Similarly, the social events are also filling up, so please book these soon if you plan to attend them. There are just a couple of places left for the Friday night social event. Our social events come with live music, food and drink. Similarly. we have just one space left in our free, on-site, professional creche.
The meeting has now been approved for 18 CPD/CME points by the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Registration for CCR22, on June 15th to 17th at Titanic Belfast, is open.