CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 223  |  March 20th 2016

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Welcome to the 223rd Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, the second one this week, following on from the annual ISICEM Update Newsletter which was published on Tuesday. It's a great newsletter this week, with loads of fantastic papers to read. The highlights of this week's edition are a randomised controlled trial evaluating the effect of Inhaled Xenon on Cerebral White Matter Damage in Comatose Survivors of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest , an observational study on the evolution of Reporting P Values in the Biomedical Literature, guidelines on the ventilatory management of acute hypercapnic respiratory failure and fluid and drug therapy in adults with ARDS, as well as two superb series of papers, one on Antidotes in Clinical Toxicology from the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, and the other, the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2016, via Critical Care. If you only have time for one paper this week, try this review on context-sensitive fluid therapy in critical illness.

This week's Topic of the Week is a selection of seven of the ten free papers from the Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2016, starting with a paper on predicting cardiorespiratory instability in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

The latest presentation from #CCR16 is now out - Prof Tim Walsh from Edinburgh discusses the ABLE trial on age of transfused red cells in the critically ill.

Tim Walsh: Is Old the New Young? - The ABLE Trial



Review Articles

Annual Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2016









British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology - Antidotes in Clinical Toxicology Series



There are less than three months to SMACC DUB. The podcasts from the Chicago presentations are available at Intensive Care Network. See you in Dublin in June!



Dublin opt

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The 13th Annual Critical Care Symposium is on April 28th and 29th in Manchester Town Hall, England. This meeting aims to bring together world renowned speakers for a conference outside London and to provide a conducive environment allowing informal discussion. Most importantly, this event provides good quality education covering various topics in Intensive Care at an affordable price.

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.

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. Registration hasn't yet opened, but the meeting programme is available here.


The Irish Association of Critical Care Nurses (IACCN) are holding their Annual Conference in Limerick on April 7th. Further details and the meeting programme are available here.

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