CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 233  |  May 29th 2016

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Welcome to the 233rd 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 two guidelines, on acute kidney injury in the perioperative period and in intensive care units and the 2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure. If you only have time for one review article this week, choose between neurocritical care update, risk estimation and management of coagulopathy in ICU patients in need of an invasive procedure or overview of agents used for emergency hemostasis.

This week's Topic of the Week is candidiasis, starting with a paper on the diagnosis and management of invasive candidiasis in the ICU in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

 

Research

Review Articles

Neurological

Circulatory

Respiratory

Nutrition

 Renal

Haematological

Sepsis

Trauma

Perioperative

Miscellaneous

Meetings

There is only one month to SMACC DUB. If you haven't yet booked your pre-conference workshop, then the "Stop Gambling - Applying Evidence to Practice" session comes highly recommended (...cough...). You will be encouraged to doubt the ground on which you stand, then come to terms with how we handle that uncertainty in real life practice – without becoming a nihilist.

Stop Gambling

The Irish Critical Care-Clinical Trials Group (ICC-CTG) host a two hour meeting in conjunction with the Intensive Care Society of Ireland Annual Meeting in the AVIVA Stadium on Saturday June 11th and two Clinical Research Foundation Workshops on Sunday June 12th & Monday June 13th. A distinguished international panel of guests will be present to demonstrate how a CTG functions and what each unit needs to know. In addition, this meeting provides the opportunity to network and keep up to speed with the ICC-CTG's current and future trials portfolio.

A networking dinner will be hosted on Monday 13th June in Sophie's Restaurant at The Dean Hotel. These meetings will be immediately before SMACC Dub and may also be of interest to those visiting Dublin. The registration fee is €50 and includes lunch & refreshments throughout the day.  Book before 1st May to avail of the Early Bird option of €30 (limited availability).

Please contact Louise at lburke@ucd.ie to register for the meeting and meal.

The Summer Scientific Meeting of the Intensive Care Society is on Saturday June 11th at the Aviva Stadium, the home of Irish Rugby and Soccer. The theme is toxicology and features several of the SMACC faculty who will be in town that weekend. The meeting programme and registration are available on the brand new, and beautiful, Intensive Care Society of Ireland website.

AVIVA

The 9th UK Critical Care Research Forum is being held on 23rd – 24th June 2016 at the Sage Gateshead, with over 20 research proposals as well as sessions on adaptive trial design, international collaborations in critical care trials and patient-centred research. There is also a Forum dinner at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Registration is now open.

Millennium bridge at night opt Cropped

(image from Wikimedia)

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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