CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 249  |  September 18th 2016

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Informal Chat Session at #CCR17

 

Welcome to the 249th 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. This week's highlights include two randomised controlled trials, the pilot POP-UP trial comparing PPI stress ulcer prophylaxis with placebo, and a second trial, comparing terlipressin with noradrenaline in patients with cirrhosis and septic shock. There are also observational studies on recovery after acute kidney injury, readmissions to intensive care and chloride content of resuscitation fluids, as well as interesting review articles on point-of-care coagulation management algorithms during ECMO, red blood cell transfusion strategies in critically ill patients and prehospital control of life-threatening truncal and junctional haemorrhage. If you only have time for one review article this week, try this paper on advanced hemodynamic management in patients with septic shock

This week's Topic of the Week is based on a series of articles in this month's Indian Journal of Anaesthesia on research methodology, starting with a paper on types of studies and research design.

If you haven't yet attended the Critical Care Reviews Meeting, then you're probably not aware of the best session of the day - the Informal Chat. After the formal talks and panel discussions have concluded, everyone gets a drink and moves towards the bar area, where an enormous meandering hour-long discussion takes place between the speakers and delegates. It's incredibly popular, as you might imagine, and unique to the Critical Care Reviews Meeting.

The talks from the 1st World Sepsis Congress will be placed online over the next few weeks. Sign up here to receive notifications of their release

 

Research

Reviews

Circulatory

Respiratory

Hepatobiliary

Renal

Haematological

Sepsis

Trauma

Meetings

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Once again the Critical Care Reviews Meeting will be discussing the biggest studies of the previous year with their chief investigators, asking the question "should we implement the results of this trial into our dialy practice?". We also have the John Hinds Trauma Lecture, delivered this year by Prof Donat Spahn (Zurich), lead for the new European Trauma Guideline, published a few months ago. Paul Marik thinks he has discovered "The Cure for Sepsis", while John Myburgh will explain the ins and outs of research methodology in the "Path to Truth". In addition, there is the very popular "How I Manage....." series of short talks from our speakers on conditions they are experts in, the "Year in Review" and the now famous "Informal Chat" in the bar after the main event.

Don't forget to register for dinner also, where the menu is based on an original menu from the only sailing the Titanic made. Registration for both the meeting and meal is available on the meeting webpage. The Critical Care Reviews Meeting is a not-for-profit event.

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Following last year's massively successful event, the UK Intensive Care Society's State-of-the-Art Meeting is starting its build-up to 2016. The ICS completely changed its game in 2015, and relaunched SOA as a new beacon for forward-looking clinical content, open-access education, and medical social media. In keeping with the times, the podcasts and other materials from last year's meeting have been made open access.
 
This year the programme is looking even better, with topics ranging from the futuristic (space medicine, Formula 1 applied technology, Google Deepmind, and AI) through to the human, practical, and controversial (look out for the clinical scenarios, controversies, and the "From Ivory Tower to Desert Island" session).  Speakers include Peter Brindley, Kevin Fong, Jack Iwashyna, Kath Maitland, Louise Rose, Mervyn Singer, and Jean-Louis Vincent among many others.  It runs from Mon 5th - Wed 7th Dec, and I hope I'll see you there.  Keep an eye on http://soa.ics.ac.uk for programme and registration, and meanwhile enjoy the comprehensive FOAM from last year.

Singapore

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This adult and paediatric ICM meeting is jointly organized by the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM), Singapore and the Australia-New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) and is scheduled for 20-24 April 2017 in Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore. It has grown from its humble beginnings in a small hospital venue to become one of the best ICM conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Past editions featured prominent speakers such as Jean Louis Vincent, Daniel De Backer, John J Marini, Rinaldo Bellomo amongst many others, and in this edition the list of distinguished international panel of speakers, program schedule and planned workshops look more impressive than ever. Beside the obvious educational benefits, this conference is also a great opportunity to experience the unique Singaporean culture, enjoy its famed gastronomy and visit its attractions. 

Registration is yet to open so do subscribe to its newsletter at www.sg-anzics.com for updates.

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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