Welcome to Critical Care Reviews
Critical Care Reviews is a collection of free, full access, peer reviewed critical care review articles plus many useful links to journals, websites, societies, guidelines and more. Additionally, links to important papers such as major and landmark randomized controlled trials are provided. The ultimate aim of this site is to provide a single structured resource for accessing the critical care literature. This site will be of interest to residents preparing for exams plus clinicians seeking to stay abreast of progress in the field.
Critical Care Reviews seeks to provide links to open access articles relevant to critical care from across the entire medical literature. In addition to many mainstream journals providing open access to their published articles, either immediately or after a period of time, many journals less familiar to intensivists also publish freely available articles. In keeping with the modern development of open access journals, links to many of whom are provided, this website aims to enable visitors freely access important scientific advances within the speciality.
Each week a specific topic is chosen for review and is displayed in "This Week's Papers". A featured article on this topic is presented daily in the the "Paper of the Day" section and provides an easy way to stay up-to-date with current developments in critical care.
In a similar manner, recent publications from the major journals are highlighted in the "Journal Watch" section and a newsletter containing the week's developments in critical care is emailed to all registered users weekly.
All papers are handpicked from across the spectrum of medical and scientific literature and are available from the publisher without charge. These articles can alternatively be accessed via search engines such as Google Scholar or PubMed. Articles are not stored on this website and all traffic is directed to the journal's website from where files are accessed.
As of December 1st 2011 a new look Critical Care Reviews has been launched. This updated website offers a cleaner appearance and enables easier functionality. A number of new modules have also been added.
Due to the size of the critical care literature it will take a long time before most major topics are covered. If there are specific papers you wish to see added please email me and I can update the site accordingly. Similarly, if any broken links are found please let me know. Through the "Paper of the Day" facility, all areas of critical care will be focused upon in turn, enabling incomplete topics to be completed.
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A login facility is provided. A weekly newsletter highlighting recently published studies, papers and other items of interest is circulated to all who register with the site. Registration is free, requires minimal information and is safe. No data is shared or sold for commercial reasons.
Following requests from users, a continuing professional development / continuing medical education facility has been developed. A number of articles have been chosen for CPD / CME purposes. After reading the article, and passing a multiple choice examination based upon it, a individualised CPD / CME certificate will be avilable to be saved or printed. These articles are mapped to the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists CPD matrix