CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 367  |  December 23rd 2018

Journal Watch  |  Newsletters  |  CCR Meeting 2019  |  CCR18 BookPodcast  |  Hot Articles  |  Topic of the Week  |  Reviews  |  Top 100 Studies  |  Guidelines  |  Journals




Merry Christmas

Welcome to the 367th 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. Our big news is the announcement we will be hosting the results of the ANZICS CTG PHARLAP trial at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting next month. As this is a trial result, we will be live streaming the session for free. Further details are in the above image. The url will follow closer to the meeting.

It's a small newsletter this week, as most journals appear to be winding down for the holidays. The highlights of this week's edition are a randomised controlled trial evaulating levocarnitine as an adjunctive treatment for septic shock; another systematic review and meta analysis on corticosteroids in sepsis; and the protocol for the PEPTIC study. There are also guidelines on influenza skin and soft-tissue infections; narrative reviews on reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome & perioperative thrombocytopenia; editorials on lactate kinetics in the critically ill & extracorporeal CO2 removal; as well as commentaries on random-effects meta-analysis & Plan S: the ambitious initiative to end the reign of paywalls (finally...).

In preparation for the PHARLAP trial results, this week's Topic of the Week is the open lung approach, starting with a paper on whether the ART trial should change our practice in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on the rationale for parenteral vitamin C during an acute inflammatory reaction.



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


Supported by the Health Research Board

ICCCTN logo Circular Text 100x100