CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 383  |  April 15th 2019

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Welcome to the 383rd 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 laxative prophylaxis in ICU & procalcitonin-guided treatment on duration of antibiotic therapy and cost in sepsis; systematic reviews and meta analyses on post-ICU follow-up & lytic therapy for retained traumatic hemothorax; and observational studies on diagnostic accuracy of procalcitonin for early aspiration pneumonia in critically ill patients with coma & the furosemide stress test for prediction of worsening acute kidney injury.

There is also a guideline on imaging for hemoptysis; narrative reviews on harms of HES, post–intensive care syndrome & acute renal failure of nosocomial origin; editorials on vasoplegia & diagnosing acute respiratory distress syndrome; and commentaries on physicians’ trust in one another & Ebola virus disease; as well as correspondence on the Nutrirea-2 trial.. 

This week's Topic of the Week is Bayesian statistics, starting with a paper on frequentist, Bayes, or other? in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on ultrasound-guided vascular access in critical illness.



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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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