Newsletter 231

CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 231  |  May 15th 2016

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Welcome to the 231st Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the most important research and open access articles from the past seven days. For the third and final week, along with some friends, I'm asking for some help! See the message below from Paul Young.

 

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"You are invited to participate in a survey designed to provide estimates of ‘pre-test probability’ that hypotheses for major ongoing trials in critically ill adults are correct.  These probability estimates will then be used to aid our understanding of what the trial results mean when the trials are completed.  We think that you will find the survey interesting to complete because it will provide some information about major ongoing trials in the field.  We estimate that it will take you around 10 minutes to do.  We want as many Critical Care Reviews subscribers as possible to respond to the survey.In order to record the number of people who could complete the survey, we're asking you to register for the newsletter and complete it via this route."

To celebrate the recruitment of the first patient into the REST Trial, this week's Topic of the Week is carbon dioxide, starting with a paper on extracorporeal CO2 removal: Technical and physiological fundaments in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

 

Research

Review Articles

Neurological

Circulatory

Respiratory

Gastrointestinal

Hepatobiliary

Trauma

Miscellaneous

Meetings

There is only one month to SMACC DUB. If you haven't yet booked your pre-conference workshop, then the "Stop Gambling - Applying Evidence to Practice" session comes highly recommended (...cough...). You will be encouraged to doubt the ground on which you stand, then come to terms with how we handle that uncertainty in real life practice – without becoming a nihilist.

Stop Gambling

The Irish Critical Care-Clinical Trials Group (ICC-CTG) host a two hour meeting in conjunction with the Intensive Care Society of Ireland Annual Meeting in the AVIVA Stadium on Saturday June 11th and two Clinical Research Foundation Workshops on Sunday June 12th & Monday June 13th. A distinguished international panel of guests will be present to demonstrate how a CTG functions and what each unit needs to know. In addition, this meeting provides the opportunity to network and keep up to speed with the ICC-CTG's current and future trials portfolio.

A networking dinner will be hosted on Monday 13th June in Sophie's Restaurant at The Dean Hotel. These meetings will be immediately before SMACC Dub and may also be of interest to those visiting Dublin. The registration fee is €50 and includes lunch & refreshments throughout the day.  Book before 1st May to avail of the Early Bird option of €30 (limited availability).

Please contact Louise at lburke@ucd.ie to register for the meeting and meal.

The Summer Scientific Meeting of the Intensive Care Society is on Saturday June 11th at the Aviva Stadium, the home of Irish Rugby and Soccer. The theme is toxicology and features several of the SMACC faculty who will be in town that weekend. The meeting programme and registration are available on the brand new, and beautiful, Intensive Care Society of Ireland website.

AVIVA

The 9th UK Critical Care Research Forum is being held on 23rd – 24th June 2016 at the Sage Gateshead, with over 20 research proposals as well as sessions on adaptive trial design, international collaborations in critical care trials and patient-centred research. There is also a Forum dinner at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Registration is now open.

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.  The website has caught a cold, but will be back up very soon.

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

Rob

Newsletter 242

CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 242  |  July 31st 2016

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Welcome to the 242nd 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 issue are a cluster randomised controlled trial investigating a multifacted programme for improving sedation and analgesia for mechanically ventilated patients, a report on end-of-life care in the ICU, and review articles on early mobilization, Takotsubo syndrome and mean arterial pressure targets in septic shock. In addition, there is a great commentary on what happens when underperforming big ideas in research become entrenchedas well as a thought-provoking editorial on awareness in the dying human brain: implications for organ donation practices. This week's Topic of the Week is the latest on our series of guidelines, this time focusing on renal critical care, starting with a paper on the current use of biomarkers in acute kidney injury in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

The second Critical Care Reviews Podcast is now out also, featuring Glenn Eastwood from Melbourne, Australia, discussing the TAME Cardiac Arrest Trial. If you want to comment on either a podcast or any paper in this newsletter, I've re-instituted the comments facility to both of these sections (I had to remove this due to a software incompatibility issue). Comments need to be placed on the website, either on the desktop version of the newsletter or the relevant podcast webpage.

I may not have great internet access next week, so if the newsletter is late, you'll know why.

 

Research

Review Articles

Neurological                     

Circulatory

Respiratory

Gastrointestinal

Hepatobiliary

Sepsis

Trauma

Toxicology

Miscellaneous

Meetings

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Once again the Critical Care Reviews Meeting will be discussing the biggest studies of the previous year with their chief investigators, asking the question "should we implement the results of this trial into our dialy practice?". We also have the John Hinds Trauma Lecture, delivered this year by Prof Donat Spahn (Zurich), lead for the new European Trauma Guideline, published a few months ago. Paul Marik thinks he has discovered "The Cure for Sepsis", while John Myburgh will explain the ins and outs of research methodology in the "Path to Truth". In addition, there is the very popular "How I Manage....." series of short talks from our speakers on conditions they are experts in, the "Year in Review" and the now famous "Informal Chat" in the bar after the main event.

Don't forget to register for dinner also, where the menu is based on an original menu from the only sailing the Titanic made. Registration for both the meeting and meal is available on the meeting webpage. The Critical Care Reviews Meeting is a not-for-profit event.

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Following last year's massively successful event, the UK Intensive Care Society's State-of-the-Art Meeting is starting its build-up to 2016. The ICS completely changed its game in 2015, and relaunched SOA as a new beacon for forward-looking clinical content, open-access education, and medical social media. In keeping with the times, the podcasts and other materials from last year's meeting have been made open access.
 
This year the programme is looking even better, with topics ranging from the futuristic (space medicine, Formula 1 applied technology, Google Deepmind, and AI) through to the human, practical, and controversial (look out for the clinical scenarios, controversies, and the "From Ivory Tower to Desert Island" session).  Speakers include Peter Brindley, Kevin Fong, Jack Iwashyna, Kath Maitland, Louise Rose, Mervyn Singer, and Jean-Louis Vincent among many others.  It runs from Mon 5th - Wed 7th Dec, and I hope I'll see you there.  Keep an eye on http://soa.ics.ac.uk for programme and registration, and meanwhile enjoy the comprehensive FOAM from last year.

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The 1st World Sepsis Congress will take place completely online on September 8th and 9th, 2016, as a prelude and introduction to the fifth World Sepsis Day on September 13th, 2016. Participation is open to everyone with an internet connection and free of charge. In 13 distinctive sessions, over 70 speakers from over 20 countries will give 10-minute keynotes and presentations on the number one preventable cause of death worldwide: sepsis. After each talk, the speakers will answer live questions from the audience.

Highlights include the Opening Session, titled "Sepsis - A Global Health Threat", with German Minister Helge Braun, Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General of the WHO, Achim Steiner, former Under-Secretary General UN and Director of UNEP, and Joe Kiani, Founder & CEO of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. To read the full invitation letter from the program chairs, Simon Finfer and Konrad Reinhart, please click here.

Register   |   Program  |   Sponsors

Singapore

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This adult and paediatric ICM meeting is jointly organized by the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM), Singapore and the Australia-New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) and is scheduled for 20-24 April 2017 in Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore. It has grown from its humble beginnings in a small hospital venue to become one of the best ICM conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Past editions featured prominent speakers such as Jean Louis Vincent, Daniel De Backer, John J Marini, Rinaldo Bellomo amongst many others, and in this edition the list of distinguished international panel of speakers, program schedule and planned workshops look more impressive than ever. Beside the obvious educational benefits, this conference is also a great opportunity to experience the unique Singaporean culture, enjoy its famed gastronomy and visit its attractions. Registration is yet to open so do subscribe to its newsletter at www.sg-anzics.com for updates.

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

Rob

 

Newsletter 248

CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 248  |  September 11th 2016

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Welcome to the 248th 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. It's a big newsletter this week, whose highlights include two RCTs, the long awaited publication of the RESCUEicp trial and an interesting pilot RCT evaluating sevoflurane as a sedative in critical care, as well as reviews on cerebral salt wasting syndrome, the endothelial glycocalyx and bleeding management in patients on new oral anticoagulants. If you only have time for one review article this week, try this paper on tissue oxygen tension monitoring of organ perfusion: rationale, methodologies, and literature review, from the recently made open access from the major paywall journals section, which is included at the start of every month.

Following on from the announcement of Peter Hjortrup as a speaker at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2017, on the CLASSIC Trial comparing a liberal fluid with a restrictive fluid approach in sepsis, this week's Topic of the Week is fluid resuscitation, starting with a paper on echocardiography as a guide for fluid management, in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

 

Research

Reviews

Neurological

Circulatory

Respiratory

Hepatobiliary

Endocrine

Haematological

Sepsis

Chest

Reviews

Case Reports

Anesthesiology

Reviews

Case Reports

Anesthesia & Analgesia

Reviews

Commentary

British Journal of Anaesthesia

Editorials

Reviews

Anaesthesia

Editorials

Reviews

Minerva Anesthesiologica

Reviews

Anaesthesia

Editorial

Respiratory Care

Reviews

Medicina Intensiva

Reviews

Critical Care & Resuscitation

Editorials

Meetings

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Once again the Critical Care Reviews Meeting will be discussing the biggest studies of the previous year with their chief investigators, asking the question "should we implement the results of this trial into our dialy practice?". We also have the John Hinds Trauma Lecture, delivered this year by Prof Donat Spahn (Zurich), lead for the new European Trauma Guideline, published a few months ago. Paul Marik thinks he has discovered "The Cure for Sepsis", while John Myburgh will explain the ins and outs of research methodology in the "Path to Truth". In addition, there is the very popular "How I Manage....." series of short talks from our speakers on conditions they are experts in, the "Year in Review" and the now famous "Informal Chat" in the bar after the main event.

Don't forget to register for dinner also, where the menu is based on an original menu from the only sailing the Titanic made. Registration for both the meeting and meal is available on the meeting webpage. The Critical Care Reviews Meeting is a not-for-profit event.

SOA16 Animated G

Following last year's massively successful event, the UK Intensive Care Society's State-of-the-Art Meeting is starting its build-up to 2016. The ICS completely changed its game in 2015, and relaunched SOA as a new beacon for forward-looking clinical content, open-access education, and medical social media. In keeping with the times, the podcasts and other materials from last year's meeting have been made open access.
 
This year the programme is looking even better, with topics ranging from the futuristic (space medicine, Formula 1 applied technology, Google Deepmind, and AI) through to the human, practical, and controversial (look out for the clinical scenarios, controversies, and the "From Ivory Tower to Desert Island" session).  Speakers include Peter Brindley, Kevin Fong, Jack Iwashyna, Kath Maitland, Louise Rose, Mervyn Singer, and Jean-Louis Vincent among many others.  It runs from Mon 5th - Wed 7th Dec, and I hope I'll see you there.  Keep an eye on http://soa.ics.ac.uk for programme and registration, and meanwhile enjoy the comprehensive FOAM from last year.

Singapore

(Image from Chensiyuan via Wikipedia)

This adult and paediatric ICM meeting is jointly organized by the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM), Singapore and the Australia-New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) and is scheduled for 20-24 April 2017 in Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore. It has grown from its humble beginnings in a small hospital venue to become one of the best ICM conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Past editions featured prominent speakers such as Jean Louis Vincent, Daniel De Backer, John J Marini, Rinaldo Bellomo amongst many others, and in this edition the list of distinguished international panel of speakers, program schedule and planned workshops look more impressive than ever. Beside the obvious educational benefits, this conference is also a great opportunity to experience the unique Singaporean culture, enjoy its famed gastronomy and visit its attractions. 

Registration is yet to open so do subscribe to its newsletter at www.sg-anzics.com for updates.

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

Rob

 

Newsletter 299

CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 299  |  September 3rd 2017

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Welcome to the 299th 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. It's another packed issue with numerous articles of every variety. The highlights are the DETO2X–SWEDEHEART trial investigating supplemental oxygen in acute myocardial infarction, the protocol for the ADRENALtrial, an ERS/ATS guideline on noninvasive ventilation for acute respiratory failure,as well as narrative reviews on aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage, the right ventricle in ARDSand high FIO2. There are also excellent editorials on co-enrolment for the TAME and TTM-2 trialsand to co-enrol or not to co-enrol: that is the question, commentaries on esophageal pressure manometry, rehabilitation and mobilisation in the ICUand a statement from The College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand on supporting global collaboration and respect, plus a report of the presented, but unpublished (as far as I can find at present), CAAMRCT comparing bag-mask ventilation with endotracheal intubation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

This week's Topic of the Week is the second part of a selection of ARDS review articles from the Annals of Translational Medicine, starting with a paper on prone positioningin tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

 

Research

Review Articles

Neurological

Circulatory

Respiratory

Gastrointestinal

Hepatobiliary

 Renal

Haematological

Sepsis

Meetings

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It's now just 4 months until the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2018, where the chief investigators for the best critical care trials of 2017 come to discuss their work and try to answer the question clinicians want to know - should I change my practice based on this trial? From Brisbane, Australia, Prof Bala Ventakesh will explore the ADRENAL trial, examining hydrocortisone in septic shock in the biggest sepsis trial ever undertaken. Working between Dublin and Melbourne, Prof Alistair Nichol will explain the findings of the TRANSFUSE trial, comparing transfusion of the freshest available blood with standard issued red cells. From Nantes, France, Dr Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou will consider the findings of the MACMAN trial, evaluating video laryngoscopy in the ICU. Dr Ashish Khanna, from the Cleveland Clinic, USA, will reflect on ATHOS-3 the first large clinical trial examining angiotensin II in septic shock. Prof Gavin Perkins, from Warwick in England, will discuss his multi-centre randomized controlled trial Breathe, evaluating the role of extubation to non-invasive ventilation in patients failing spontaneous breathing trials. Prof John Simpson, from Newcastle, England, will discuss the VAP-RAPID trial, evaluating the use of a biomarker-guided approach to exclude ventilator-associated pneumonia. We also have Prof Andrew Rhodes from London, exploring the latest iteration of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, published earlier this year, and Dr Sophie Wallace (Perth, Australia), who will deliver the honorary John Hinds Trauma Lecture, entitled "Disaster on Everest - Trauma at the Top of the World".

There is still an announcement or two to come, so watch this space!

We sold out #CCR17 and had to turn people away. At present we are way up on registrations compared to the same time-point in 2016. So, if you intend on coming, don't leave it too late to register. There is plenty of space still at present, but I expect the meeting will sell out well before it's date of Friday January 19th. Don't worry if you can't make it, as the talks will be recorded and put online for free viewing as usual. However, there is nothing like being there in person and having the opportunity to chat with these chief investigators. Numbers are strictly limited to ensure this remains a small, intimate meeting. It would be a shame to miss out......

 

ANZICS Advert 72dpi 

The ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting, which incorporates the annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference, will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 11-13 October 2017. The Annual Scientific Meeting will be the preeminent critical care conference in Australasia for the calendar year and will be an important platform that will allow doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners to meaningfully connect and discuss new developments and research in the field of intensive and critical care.

The theme of the Meeting is “Thinking Outside the Flags” and will focus upon innovative and challenging advances that lie outside the safe zone of current practice, as well as the potential dangers that they may bring.  A number of highly regarded international speakers will join our distinguished national and local speakers, experts in the field of intensive care medicine, nursing and allied health, promising delegates an exciting and challenging program.

Registration and the call for abstracts will open on 20 March 2017. For further information or to express your interest in attending, please visit http://intensivecareasm2017.com.au/.

BMBTLA color

#BMBTL17 is a conference  on resuscitation that focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to bring your critically ill patients…back to life !

With cutting edge topics and a world class faculty, the conferences will be packed with clinical pearls and only the stuff that matters !

Ventilation, airway, EKGs, pediatric pearls, ultrasound and so much more…don’t miss this amazing conference ! It will be held on October 16th 2017 in downtown Montreal.

www.BringMeBackToLIFE.ca

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FemInEM.org is excited to bring you our first ever, in person conference, FIX2017! The FemInEM Idea Exchange is all about education, inspiration and motivation.  Our world renowned faculty will speak from their hearts and minds, providing the substance and spark for you to change the world. We will meet, greet and motivate each other, pushing the limits of our previous selves.  You won't want to miss it - October 4th to 6th, NYC.

 SOA17 WO

State-of-the-Art is back, for the 3rd year of its new format and an all-new venue in Liverpool for 2017. The futurism and innovation theme continues with novel topics including robotics, optical imaging of bacterial infection, new technology in patient recovery, and new device interventions in acute cardiology.  

However, the focus on day-to-day care is not lost, and there are clinical updates in acute medicine, ARDS, mechanical ventilation, trauma, nutrition, rehabilitation, endocrine management in ICU,  cancer patients in ICU, the difficult and altered airway, and much more.  Pragmatic "how I treat..." sessions proved popular last year and will continue, along with meaningful debates on UK critical care, including the trend toward centralisation.  

In addition, the trademark vibe of SOA will still be there with pop-up talks, panel debates, 'meet the expert' booths, new generation video e-posters, parent and infant facilities, two drinks evenings, and a new final night after-party.  Registration and abstract submission is now open at http://soa.ics.ac.uk.

IFAD17 WO

We are very pleased to announce the 6th International Fluid Academy Days (iFAD), which will take place on November 23-25th 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. The iFAD is an innovative Critical Care Educational meeting in true SMACC spirit. This conference provides the highest quality of Critical Care education and is guaranteed to innovate and inspire. Recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting will be reviewed in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons.

The iFAD Faculty is the most provocative, engaging, motivating and inspiring group of international educational speakers and as organizing committee we want to ensure we have the participants, sponsors and endorsers to match. Together, we make iFAD stand apart from other Critical Care conferences.

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

Rob

Supported by the Health Research Board

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Newsletter 301

CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 301  |  September 17th 2017

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Welcome to the 301st 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 on checklists for endotracheal intubation of critically ill adults, nebulized vs intravenous amikacin for hospital and ventilator-acquired pneumoniaand transfusions in burns; a new European / Latin American guideline on the management of hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia; plus reviews on heart-lung interactions, ARDS and critical illness-associated diaphragm weakness.

For this week's Topic of the Weekwe focus on endocrine conditions, starting with a paper on thyroid emergencies in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

 

Research

Review Articles

Neurological

Circulatory

Series from Circulation Research on Cardiomyopathies

Respiratory

Gastrointestinal

Haematological

Sepsis

Trauma

Paediatrics

Perioperative

Series from the Indian Journal of Anaesthesia on Circulatory Conditions

Miscellaneous

Meetings

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It's now just 4 months until the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2018, where the chief investigators for the best critical care trials of 2017 come to discuss their work and try to answer the question clinicians want to know - should I change my practice based on this trial? From Brisbane, Australia, Prof Bala Ventakesh will explore the ADRENAL trial, examining hydrocortisone in septic shock in the biggest sepsis trial ever undertaken. Working between Dublin and Melbourne, Prof Alistair Nichol will explain the findings of the TRANSFUSE trial, comparing transfusion of the freshest available blood with standard issued red cells. From Nantes, France, Dr Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou will consider the findings of the MACMAN trial, evaluating video laryngoscopy in the ICU. Dr Ashish Khanna, from the Cleveland Clinic, USA, will reflect on ATHOS-3 the first large clinical trial examining angiotensin II in septic shock. Prof Gavin Perkins, from Warwick in England, will discuss his multi-centre randomized controlled trial Breathe, evaluating the role of extubation to non-invasive ventilation in patients failing spontaneous breathing trials. Prof John Simpson, from Newcastle, England, will discuss the VAP-RAPID trial, evaluating the use of a biomarker-guided approach to exclude ventilator-associated pneumonia. The final trial added to the programme is the ART Trial. Prof Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti (São Paulo) will explain this Brazilian investigation testing alveolar recruitment in ARDS.

We also have Prof Andrew Rhodes, from London, exploring the latest iteration of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, published earlier this year and Dr Sophie Wallace (Perth, Australia), who will deliver the honorary John Hinds Trauma Lecture, entitled "Disaster on Everest - Trauma at the Top of the World"

We sold out #CCR17 and had to turn people away. At present we are way up on registrations compared to the same time-point in 2016. So, if you intend on coming, don't leave it too late to register. There is plenty of space still at present, but I expect the meeting will sell out well before it's date of Friday January 19th. Don't worry if you can't make it, as the talks will be recorded and put online for free viewing as usual. However, there is nothing like being there in person and having the opportunity to chat with these chief investigators. Numbers are strictly limited to ensure this remains a small, intimate meeting. It would be a shame to miss out......

ANZICS Advert 72dpi 

The ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting, which incorporates the annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference, will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 11-13 October 2017. The Annual Scientific Meeting will be the preeminent critical care conference in Australasia for the calendar year and will be an important platform that will allow doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners to meaningfully connect and discuss new developments and research in the field of intensive and critical care.

The theme of the Meeting is “Thinking Outside the Flags” and will focus upon innovative and challenging advances that lie outside the safe zone of current practice, as well as the potential dangers that they may bring.  A number of highly regarded international speakers will join our distinguished national and local speakers, experts in the field of intensive care medicine, nursing and allied health, promising delegates an exciting and challenging program.

Registration and the call for abstracts will open on 20 March 2017. For further information or to express your interest in attending, please visit http://intensivecareasm2017.com.au/.

BMBTLA color

#BMBTL17 is a conference  on resuscitation that focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to bring your critically ill patients…back to life !

With cutting edge topics and a world class faculty, the conferences will be packed with clinical pearls and only the stuff that matters !

Ventilation, airway, EKGs, pediatric pearls, ultrasound and so much more…don’t miss this amazing conference ! It will be held on October 16th 2017 in downtown Montreal.

www.BringMeBackToLIFE.ca

fix feminem 2017 logo w 1200 C

FemInEM.org is excited to bring you our first ever, in person conference, FIX2017! The FemInEM Idea Exchange is all about education, inspiration and motivation.  Our world renowned faculty will speak from their hearts and minds, providing the substance and spark for you to change the world. We will meet, greet and motivate each other, pushing the limits of our previous selves.  You won't want to miss it - October 4th to 6th, NYC.

 SOA17 WO

State-of-the-Art is back, for the 3rd year of its new format and an all-new venue in Liverpool for 2017. The futurism and innovation theme continues with novel topics including robotics, optical imaging of bacterial infection, new technology in patient recovery, and new device interventions in acute cardiology.  

However, the focus on day-to-day care is not lost, and there are clinical updates in acute medicine, ARDS, mechanical ventilation, trauma, nutrition, rehabilitation, endocrine management in ICU,  cancer patients in ICU, the difficult and altered airway, and much more.  Pragmatic "how I treat..." sessions proved popular last year and will continue, along with meaningful debates on UK critical care, including the trend toward centralisation.  

In addition, the trademark vibe of SOA will still be there with pop-up talks, panel debates, 'meet the expert' booths, new generation video e-posters, parent and infant facilities, two drinks evenings, and a new final night after-party.  Registration and abstract submission is now open at http://soa.ics.ac.uk.

IFAD17 WO

We are very pleased to announce the 6th International Fluid Academy Days (iFAD), which will take place on November 23-25th 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. The iFAD is an innovative Critical Care Educational meeting in true SMACC spirit. This conference provides the highest quality of Critical Care education and is guaranteed to innovate and inspire. Recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting will be reviewed in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons.

The iFAD Faculty is the most provocative, engaging, motivating and inspiring group of international educational speakers and as organizing committee we want to ensure we have the participants, sponsors and endorsers to match. Together, we make iFAD stand apart from other Critical Care conferences.

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

Rob

Supported by the Health Research Board

ICCCTN logo Circular Text 100x100

 

Newsletter 326

CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 326  |  March 11th 2018

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Welcome to the 326th 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 narrative clinical reviews on seizure prophylaxis in the neuroscience ICU,