Newsletter 196 | September 13th 2015
Welcome to the 196th 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.
After a few excellent newsletters, its more of a standard issue this week, the highlights of which are a couple of paediatric RCTs in bronchiolitis and pneumonia, guidelines on microdialysis and paracetamol poisoning, as well as review articles on ventilation in patients without ARDS, hyperchloraemia and temperature management, plus a series of papers on neuro monitoring from the Journal of Anesthesiology and Critical Care.
Based on a set of papers from the International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science, included in this newsletter, this week's Topic of the Week is critical care complications, starting with a paper on the complications of needle thoracostomy in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.
The accommodation for the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2016 is now on the meeting webpage.
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.
- Full Text: Cunningham. Oxygen saturation targets in infants with bronchiolitis (BIDS): a double-blind, randomised, equivalence trial. Lancet 2015;386(9998):1041–1048
- Abstract: Chisti. Bubble continuous positive airway pressure for children with severe pneumonia and hypoxaemia in Bangladesh: an open, randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2015;386(9998):1057-1065
- Abstract: Hanouz. Preoxygenation by spontaneous breathing or noninvasive positive pressure ventilation with and without positive end-expiratory pressure: A randomised controlled trial. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2015;epublished July 29th
- Full Text: Pan. Aggressive Blood Pressure Lowing Therapy in Patients with Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage is Safe: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Chin Med J 2015;128:2524-9
- Abstract: Raiman. Comparison of hydroxyethyl starch colloids with crystalloids for surgical patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2015;epublished September 8th
- Abstract: Fowler. Meta-analysis of the association between preoperative anaemia and mortality after surgery. Br J Surg 2015;102(11):1314-24
- Abstract: Shotwell. Ciprofloxacin pharmacokinetics in critically ill patients receiving concomitant continuous venovenous hemodialysis. Am J Kidney Dis 2015;66(1):173-5
- Full Text: Klouwenberg. Likelihood of infection in patients with presumed sepsis at the time of intensive care unit admission: a cohort study. Critical Care 2015;19:319
- Abstract: Vaara. Association of oliguria with the development of acute kidney injury in the critically ill. Kidney Int 2015;epublished September 9th
- Full Text: Zhang. Lung protective ventilation in patients undergoing major surgery: a systematic review incorporating a Bayesian approach. BMJ Open 2015;5:e007473
- Abstract: Riviello. Hospital Incidence and Outcomes of ARDS Using the Kigali Modification of the Berlin Definition. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2015;epublished September 9th
- Abstract: Lentschener. Assessment of haemostasis in patients with cirrhosis: Relevance of the ROTEM tests?: A prospective, cross-sectional study. Eur J Anaesth 2015;epublished August 24th
- Abstract: Squires. Effect of Perioperative Transfusion on Recurrence and Survival after Gastric Cancer Resection: A 7-Institution Analysis of 765 Patients from the US Gastric Cancer Collaborative. J Am Coll Surg 2015;221(3):767-777
- Gupta. Electroencephalography-based monitors. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2015;2:168-78
- Ali. Intra-operative neurophysiological monitoring. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2015;2:179-92
- Abraham. Intracranial pressure monitoring. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2015;2:193-203
- Sethuraman. Cerebral blood flow monitoring. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2015;2:204-14
- Marda. Transcranial Doppler. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2015;2:215-20
- Jain. Near-infrared spectroscopy. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2015;2:221-4
- Bhardwaj. Jugular venous oximetry. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2015;2:225-31
- Mahajan. Cerebral microdialysis. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2015;2:232-9
- Kamath. Functional imaging in neurosciences. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2015;2:240-5
- Kulkarni. Neurocognitive function monitoring. J Neuroanaesthesiol Crit Care 2015;2:246-56
- De Pinto. Regional anesthesia for management of acute pain in the intensive care unit. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2015;5:138-43
- George. Spinal Cord Ischemia after Thoracoabdominal Aortic Procedures. Heart India 2015;3:61-5
- Grosu. Continuous regional anesthesia and inflammation: a new target. Minerva Anestesiologica 2015;81(9):1001-9
- Kumar. Complications of pericardiocentesis: A clinical synopsis. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2015;5:206-12
- Kornbau. Central line complications. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2015;5:170-8
- Vos. Management of the patient with an acute coronary syndrome using oral anticoagulation. Netherlands Heart Journal 2015;23(9):407-414
- de Boer. STEMI time delays: a clinical perspective. Netherlands Heart Journal 2015;23(9):415-419
- Riva. Direct oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation: can data from randomized clinical trials be safely transferred to the general population? Yes. Internal and Emergency Medicine 2015;10(6):641-64
- Marietta. Direct oral anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation: can data from randomized clinical trials be safely transferred to the general population? No. Internal and Emergency Medicine 2015;10(6):647-650
- Pannu. Safe mechanical ventilation in patients without acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Minerva Anestesiologica 2015;81(9):1031-40
- Cipriano. An overview of complications associated with open and percutaneous tracheostomy procedures. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2015;5:179-88
- Stahl. Complications of bronchoscopy: A concise synopsis. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2015;5:189-95
- Wernick. Complications of needle thoracostomy: A comprehensive clinical review. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2015;5:160-9
- Aniskevich. Fast track anesthesia for liver transplantation: Review of the current practice. World J Hepatol 2015;7(20):2303-2308
- de Vasconcellos. Hyperchloraemia: ready for the big time? South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2015;21:(4):91-95
- Meyfroidt. Blood glucose amplitude variability in critically ill patients. Minerva Anestesiologica 2015;81(9):1010-18
- Paola. Stress Response to Surgery, Anesthetics Role and Impact on Cognition. J Anesth Clin Res 2015;6:539
- Saigal. Targeted temperature management: Current evidence and practices in critical care. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015;19:537-46
- Mahant. How to approach drug-induced agranulocytosis in ICU. Egypt J Haematol 2015;40:109-12
- Cicha. Thrombosis: Novel nanomedical concepts of diagnosis and treatment. World J Cardiol 2015; 7(8): 434-441
- Brandenburg. Lack of new antiinfective agents: Passing into the pre-antibiotic age? World J Biol Chem 2015;6(3):71–77
- Kindel. Laparoscopy in trauma: An overview of complications and related topics. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2015;5:196-205
- Bala. Psychiatric and anesthetic implications of substance abuse: Present scenario. Anesth Essays Res 2015;9:304-9
- Torrance. Emergency surgery in the elderly: challenges and solutions. Open Access Emergency Medicine 2015;7:55-68
- Verma. Anesthesiologist: The silent force behind the scene. Anesth Essays Res 2015;9:293-7
- Kurdi. Anesthetizing animals: Similar to humans yet, peculiar?. Anesth Essays Res 2015;9:298-303
- Docherty. Should blood transfusion be individualised? We are not sure. Intensive Care Med 2015;epublished September 10th
- Alonso-Ovies. ICU: a branch of hell? Intensive Care Med 2015;epublished September 10th
- Charles. Contextual effect of selective oral decontamination/selective decontamination of the digestive tract on candidemia: just another word of caution! Intensive Care Me 20d15;epublished September 10th
- Laupland. Manipulating vital signs in septic shock: which one(s) and how? Intensive Care Med 2015;epublished September 10th
- Merry. Curtailing the cost of anesthetic drugs: prudent economics or an infringement of clinical autonomy? Can J Anesth 2015;62:1029–1033
- Martin. The real cost of care: focus on value for money, rather than price-tags. Can J Anesth 2015;62:1034-1041
- Szerb. Reviving older drugs to deal with anesthesia drug shortages. Can J Anesth 2015;62:1042-1044
- Salins. Measuring family satisfaction in an Indian Intensive Care Unit. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015;19:505-6
- Gattas. The consistent inconsistency of fluid challenges in the ICU. Intensive Care Med 2015;41(9):1670-1672
- Desideri. Oesophagus perforation mimicking an acute chest pain syndrome. Internal and Emergency Medicine 2015;10(6):749-751
- Bhanot. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: An emerging threat for the intensivist. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015;19:554-6
- Samanta. Should intensivist do routine abdominal ultrasound?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015;19:560-2
- Berger. Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa,” eLife 2015;epublished September 10th
- Dirks. Geological and Taphonomic context for the new hominin species Homo naledi from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 2015;epublished September 10th
Due to hugely successful previous events, the meeting has moved to a brand new venue, the stunning, multi-million pound Titanic Centre, birthplace of RMS Titanic, From Wellington, New Zealand, Dr Paul Young will talk on his studies SPLIT (saline versus plasmalyte) and HEAT (paracetamol for pyrexia control). Dr John Holcomb (Houston, USA) will review his mega trial PROPPR, evaluating blood product transfusion ratios in traumatic haemorrhage. Prof Tim Walsh (Edinburgh, Scotland) will review the ABLE study, including his ABLE UK component, evaluating age of transfused red cells, as well as RECOVER, a post-ICU rehab study. A late edition to the programme, Dr Anthony Gordon (London, England), will review his VANISH study, a multi-centre randomized controlled trial comparing vasopressin with noradrenaline, with or without hydrocortisone, for first-line vasopressor support in septic shock. In addition, two of the most eminent intensivists in global critical care, Prof Jean-Louis Vincent (Brussels, Belgium) and Prof Luciano Gattinoni (Milan, Italy) will be on hand to discuss the significance of these findings. It won't be all study discussion, with other elements to the meeting, including the spectacularly popular "Informal Chat", taking place that evening.
If you haven't yet attended this modern, niche meeting, then put the date Friday January 29th in your diary. Both delegate and speaker feedback from previous meetings has been incredibly positive, allowing the event to grow and attract some of the biggest names in critical care. The Titanic Centre is just minutes from Belfast City Airport, with a hotel within 3 minutes walking distance, and is a 20 minute walk from the city centre, including the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast's cultural centre full of great restaurants and pubs. Further details regarding delegate rate accommodation should be available in the next week or two. Talks are given in the setting of the rebuilt famous staircase from the great ship, while both the "Informal Chat" session and dinner overlook the floodlit slipways where Titanic and Olympic were launched. With some exciting new innovations planned, this new meeting promises to delivery on its burgeoning reputation. The programme is all but finalised, so don't wait too long before registering, as numbers are capped to keep this an intimate event. It is as strong a one day programme as you could possibly find. If you think your colleagues would find this event interesting, please circulate this information - this is a not-for-profit event, run in association with the Northern Ireland Intensive Care Society. The accommodation for the meeting is now available on the meeting webpage, consisting of discounted rooms at 3*, 4* and 5* hotels in city centre Belfast.
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.
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.
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Until next week