CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 194  |  August 30th 2015

 

Welcome to the 194th 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, guidelines, commentaries, editorials, study critiques, correspondence and case reports from hundreds of clinical and scientific journals.

It's a packed newsletter including RCTs on perioperative bridging anticoagulation and emergency SVT treatment, meta analyses on fluids, statins in sepsis and vasopressors in sepsis, plus observational studies on the prehospital use of plasma and red cells in trauma, from #CCR16 speaker Dr John Holcomb, and a registry study on adrenaline in paediatric cardiac arrest. There is also a British guideline on the ICU admission of patients with haematological malignancy, and numerous excellent review articles, including papers on early goal-directed therapy, post-operative fluid management, perioperative analphylaxis, HIT and haemodynamic monitoring. There's even a book on paediatric anaesthesia & critical care, from the Journal of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.

This week's Topic of the Week is endocrine and metabolic conditions in the critically ill, starting with a paper on the stress hyperlactaemia in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

 

News

The big news this week is the late addition of Dr Anthony Gordon to the Critical Care Reviews Meeting programme. Dr Gordon is the chief investigator for the VANISH study, a multi-centre randomized controlled factorial trial comparing vasopressin with noradrenaline, with or without hydrocortisone, for first-line vasopressor support in septic shock. This study will also be presented at the prestigous ESICM Hot Topics Session in Berlin in October, where Dr Gordon will join another CCR16 speaker, Dr Paul Young, presenting his much anticipated HEAT and SPLIT trials.


The University of Cambridge are offering a Masters in Clinical Medicine (Intensive Care Medicine), aimed at peri/post CCT trainees from the UK and overseas who aspire to tertiary centre consultant positions. This two year course incorporates concepts within FOAMed and the wider distributed education networks, requiring students to interact with SoMe and FOAM as part of their assessments. The two year programme comprises:

  • A one year part time PGCert, consisting of modules in clinical research, clinical leadership, and clinical education.
  • A two year part time MSt, which typically runs concurrently with the PGCert and consists of a broad range of modules in sub-speciality intensive care medicine and a research dissertation.

Oli Flower, Matt McPartlin and co at Intensive Care Network recently highlighted this fantastic initiative. Further details and registration are available at www.ice.cam.ac.uk/ClinMed

 

Research

Review Articles

Neurological

Circulatory

Nutrition

Hepatobiliary

Renal

Haematological

Sepsis

Miscellaneous

Guidelines

Meetings

The big news this week is the late addition of Dr Anthony Gordon to the Critical Care Reviews Meeting programme. Dr Gordon is the chief investigator for the VANISH study, a multi-centre randomized controlled trial comparing vasopressin with noradrenaline, with or without hydrocortisone, for first-line vasopressor support in septic shock. This study will also be presented at the prestigous ESICM Hot Topics Session in Berlin in October, where Dr Gordon will join another CCR16 speaker, Dr Paul Young, presenting his much anticipated HEAT and SPLIT trials. Registrations are flowing in, and numbers are limited, so don't leave it too late to join us at the stunning Titanic Centre in Belfast, on Friday January 29th, to discuss the biggest studies of the year. The programme and registrations are available on the meeting webpage. Hotel accommodation will be added to the website this week and includes 3*, 4* and 5* hotels with deals especially for the meeting. The Titanic Centre, birthplace of the RMS Titanic, is a two minute drive from Belfast City Airport and just 20 minutes from Belfast International Airport.

Under the inspired guidance of meeting organiser Ganesh Suntharalingam, this year's State-of-the-Art Meeting promises an exciting programme in a new dynamic format.  It aims to be the first major national society to fully embrace social media and free open access medical education, with an opening plenary session and a workshop, as well full integration of Twitter questions into sessions, live blogging, and open-access AV materials. 

State-of-the-Art is the biggest critical care meeting in the UK, and it's on the move: by combining the resources and influence of the ICS, with a radical redesign and the input of a whole new committee, including several from the FOAMed world, such as Steve Mathieu (The Bottom Line), Jonathan Downham (Critical Care Practitioner), and me. The result should be something unique. It's also the only meeting of this size where the delegates get to steer how the meeting evolves, so have your say.

Take a look at the website or the flyer. The meeting is at London ExCeL, 20 minutes from the West End

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

Rob

 

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