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Newsletter 99 / October 27th 2013

 

Welcome

Hello

Welcome to the 99th Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care research published in the past week, plus a wide range of free full text review articles and guidelines from over 300 clinical and scientific journals.

I've been travelling this week, with limited time available, which means I have been unable to review all the usual journals, or to provide written summaries of the main research studies. Normal service will resume next week.

The topic for This Week's Papers is modern laryngoscopes, starting with a paper on video laryngoscopes in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.
 
Don't forget the upcoming Critical Care Reviews Meeting next January outside Belfast, Northern Ireland. The programme has been approved for 5 CPD points by the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and registration is now open. 

 

Research

Meta Analysis

Journal of Neurotrauma:     Spinal Cord Injury

Full Text:  van Middendorp. The Effects of the Timing of Spinal Surgery after Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Journal of Neurotrauma 2013;30(21):1781-1794  

 

Critical Care:     Intra-Abdominal Hypertension

Full Text:  Holodinsky. Risk factors for intra-abdominal hypertension and abdominal compartment syndrome among adult intensive care unit patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Critical Care 2013;17:R249

 

Respiratory Care:     Early Tracheostomy

Full Text:  Shan. Benefits of Early Tracheotomy: A Meta-analysis Based on 6 Observational Studies. Respir Care 2013;58:1856-1862  

 

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery:     Pericardiocentesis

 

BioMed Research International

Full Text:  Kwok. Risk Prediction Models for Mortality in Community-Acquired Pneumonia: A Systematic Review. BioMed Research International 2013;2013:504136   

 

PLoS One:     Vancomycin

Ye. Benefits of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of Vancomycin: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS ONE 2013;8(10):e77169

 

Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology:     Coffee

Abstract:  Bravi. Coffee Reduces Risk for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Updated Meta-analysis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2013;11(1):1413-1421.e1 

 

Observational Studies

Critical Care:     Ventilator-Associated Respiratory Infection

Full Text: Shahin. Suspected ventilator-associated respiratory infection in severely ill patients: a prospective observational study. Crit Care. 2013 Oct 22;17(5):R251   

 

Critical Care:     Cardiac Arrest

Full Text:  Tjepkema-Cloostermans. A Cerebral Recovery Index (CRI) for early prognosis in patients after cardiac arrest. Critical Care 2013;17:R252 

 

The Lancet Infectious Diseases:     Clostridium Difficile

Abstract:  Planche. Differences in outcome according to Clostridium difficile testing method: a prospective multicentre diagnostic validation study of C difficile infection. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 2013;13(11):936-945

 

Critical Care:     Sepsis Biomarkers

Full Text:  Liu. Diagnostic value and prognostic evaluation of Presepsin for sepsis in an emergency department. Critical Care 2013;17:R244 

 

Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy:     Selective Digestive Decontamination

Abstract:  Houben. Selective decontamination of the oropharynx and the digestive tract, and antimicrobial resistance: a 4 year ecological study in 38 intensive care units in the Netherlands. J Antimicrob Chemother 2013;epublished October 21st

 

Case Report

The Lancet:     Tissue-Engineering

Abstract:  Gonfiotti. The first tissue-engineered airway transplantation: 5-year follow-up results. Lancet 2013;epublished October 23rd   

 

Consensus Statement


Editorial

World Journal of Gastroenterology:     Oesophagectomy

 

Respiratory Care:     Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation

 

Study Critique

Journal of the Intensive Care Society:     Upper GI Bleeding

 

Journal of the Intensive Care Society:     Proseva Study

 

Journal of the Intensive Care Society:     CRASH 2

 

Commentary

Respiratory Care:     Ventilator-Associated Events

 

Journal of the American Medical Association:     Antibiotic Resistance

 

Journal of the American Medical Association:     Mobile Health Technology

 

Scientist:     Peer Review 

 

Nature:     Execution

 

Nature:     SciELO (Scientific Electronic Library Online)

 

Review - Clinical

Neurological

Journal of the Intensive Care Society:     Pain in ICU

 

Journal of the Intensive Care Society:     Brainstem Testing

 

Pharmaceuticals:     Acute CNS Injury

 

Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology:     Ischaemic Stroke

 

Anesthesiology:     Gabapentoids

 

Circulatory

Journal of the American Heart Association:     Oral Anticoagulants

 

Circulation Research:     Cardiac Regeneration

 

Current Opinion in Critical Care:     Cardiogenic Shock

   

Current Opinion in Critical Care:     3D Echocardiography

 

Clinical Cardiology:     Antithrombotic Therapy in Atrial Fibrillation

 

Clinical Cardiology:     Aortic Dissection during Pregnancy

 

Swiss Medical Weekly:     Ranolazine

 

Swiss Medical Weekly:     Long QT Syndrome

 

Respiratory

Avicenna Journal of Medicine:     Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis

Renal

Indian Journal of Nephrology

   

Indian Journal of Urology:     Urinary Intestinal Diversion


Sepsis

Virulence:     Group A Streptococci

 

Virulence:     Meningococcal Disease

 

Virulence:     Sepsis Bioidentification

 

PLoS Pathogens

 

Toxicology

Journal of Emergencies, Trauma & Shock:     Phosphgene Gas Exposure    

 

Miscellaneous

Journal of the Intensive Care Society:     A Patient's ICU Experience

 

Perspectives in Clinical Research:     Research-Related Injury

Indian Journal of Anaesthesia:     Anaesthetic Machine

 

Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology:     Case-Control Studies

 

Swiss Medical Weekly:     Medical Brain Drain

 

PLoS Biology:     Open Access Publication

 

PLoS Biology:     Article Metrics

  

 

I hope you find these articles useful. Apologies for the truncated newsletter.


Until next week

Rob

 

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