CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 364  |  December 3rd 2018

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Welcome to the 364th 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 a randomised controlled trial on APRV in paediatric ARDS; a systematic review and meta analysis on non-pharmacological interventions in reducing the incidence and duration of delirium; and an observational study looking at the mortality changes associated with mandated public reporting for sepsis in New York. There are also multiple guidelines, including a series from the American Society of Hematology on venothromboembolism; as well as narrative reviews on decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury & what’s new in heart failure therapy 2018; editorials on guiding ventilation with transpulmonary pressure & chloride; and commentaries on hemoadsorption with CytoSorb management of victims contaminated with radionuclides after a “dirty bomb” attack.

Based on the ANDROMEDA-SHOCK trial, this week's Topic of the Week is guidance for septic shock resuscitation, starting with a paper on re-thinking resuscitation: leaving blood pressure cosmetics behind and moving forward to permissive hypotension and a tissue perfusion-based approach in today's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on caring for the critically ill patients over 80.




Chinese Combat Injury Guidelines

American Society of Haematology Venous Thromboembolism Guideline

Review Articles














Belfast, 18-19th January 2019

SMACC 2019

SMACC Sydney

Sydney, 26-29th March 2019


Women in ICM

London, February 6th

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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