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Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

May 27th 2013

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Welcome to the 77th 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.

It's a briefer than usual newsletter this week, as I've been travelling with limited internet access. I haven't got round all the journals, and don't have time for the usual research article summaries, but there is still a lot of quality papers out over the past 7 days. This week's research studies include the long, long awaited full publication of the TracMan study, as well as the 3Mg trial.

Amongst the clinical review articles are two superb series, one from Respiratory Care and the other from Contributions to Nephrology. I've also discover a new open access critical care journal (OA Critical Care), and have included some fully formatted papers from that.

The topic for This Week's Papers is resuscitation goals, starting with a paper from Emanuel Rivers in tomorrow's Paper of the Dayreviewing the evidence for early interventions in sepsis 10 years after his initial landmark study, and finishing with a typically dogma challenging paper from Paul Marik, on the surviving sepsis campaign.

 

Research

Journal of the American Medical Association:     Tracheostomy

Abstract:  Young. Effect of Early vs Late Tracheostomy Placement on Survival in Patients Receiving Mechanical Ventilation: The TracMan Randomized Trial. JAMA 2013;309(20):2121

 

Journal of the American Medical Association:     Myocardial Infarction

Full Text:  Jiang. Effect of Escitalopram on Mental Stress–Induced Myocardial Ischemia:  Results of the REMIT Trial. JAMA 2013;309(20):2139

 

Lancet Respiratory Medicine:     Asthma

Abstract:  Goodacre. Intravenous or nebulised magnesium sulphate versus standard therapy for severe acute asthma (3Mg trial): a double-blind, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2013;epublished May 17th

 

Lancet Respiratory Medicine:     ARDS

Abstract: Thille. Chronology of histological lesions in acute respiratory distress syndrome with diffuse alveolar damage: a prospective cohort study of clinical autopsies. Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2013;epublished May 17th

 

Journal of the American Medical Association:     COPD Exacerbation

Full Text: Leuppi. Short-term vs Conventional Glucocorticoid Therapy in Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: The REDUCE Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2013;epublished May 21st

Kidney International:     AKI Biomarkers

Abstract:  Siew. Distinct injury markers for the early detection and prognosis of incident acute kidney injury in critically ill adults with preserved kidney function. Kidney Int 2013;epublished May 22nd

 

Lancet Infectious Diseases:     Guiding Anti-Fungal Therapy

Abstract:  Morrissey. Galactomannan and PCR versus culture and histology for directing use of antifungal treatment for invasive aspergillosis in high-risk haematology patients: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2013;13(6):519-528

 

JAMA Internal Medicine:     Acute Heart Failure

Full Text: Aliti. Aggressive Fluid and Sodium Restriction in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med 2013;epublished May 20th

 


Study Critique

Critical Care:     ARDS Neuropsychological Outcomes

 

Review - Clinical

Neurological


Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology:     Sedation

 

Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology:     Transcranial Doppler

 

Circulatory


Indian Journal of Medical Research:     Rheumatic Heart Disease

 

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery:     Hypothermic Cardiac Arrest

 

Clinical Therapeutics:     Coronary Hypersensitivity

 

Respiratory


Respiratory Care:     Ventilator-Induced Lung Injury

 

Respiratory Care:     Obstructive Lung Disease

 

Respiratory Care:     Non-Invasive Ventilation

 

Respiratory Care:     Patient-Ventilator Dysynchrony

 

Respiratory Care:     Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

 

Respiratory Care:     Sedation & Paralysis for Mechanical Ventilation

 

Respiratory Care:     ECMO

 

Respiratory Care:     Adjunctive Therapy for Mechanical Ventilation

 

Respiratory Care:     Weaning & Extubation

 

Respiratory Care:     Respiratory Therapist Competencies

 

OA Anaesthetics:     Lung Protective Ventilation

 

OA Anaesthetics:     GlideScope

 

Gastrointestinal


African Journal of Emergency Medicine:     Paediatric Diarrhoea

 

Renal


Contributions to Nephrology:     Cardiorenal Syndrome

  1. Haase. Pathogenesis of Cardiorenal Syndrome Type 1 in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Workgroup Statements from the Eleventh Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI). Contrib Nephrol 2013;182:99-116
  2. Cruz. Pathophysiology of Cardiorenal Syndrome Type 2 in Stable Chronic Heart Failure: Workgroup Statements from the Eleventh Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI). Contrib Nephrol 2013;182:117-136
  3. Bagshaw. Cardiorenal Syndrome Type 3: Pathophysiologic and Epidemiologic Considerations. Contrib Nephrol 2013;182:137-157
  4. Tumlin. Cardiorenal Syndrome Type 4: Insights on Clinical Presentation and Pathophysiology from the Eleventh Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI). Contrib Nephrol 2013;182:158-173
  5. Mehta. Cardiorenal Syndrome Type 5: Clinical Presentation, Pathophysiology and Management Strategies from the Eleventh Consensus Conference of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI). Contrib Nephrol 2013;182:174-194

 

 

Endocrine


British Journal of Pain:     Opioids

 

Haematological


OA Anaesthetics:     Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopaenia

 

Blood Transfusion:     Platelet Transfusion

 

Blood Transfusion:     Blood Transfusion & Jehovah's Witnesses

 

Sepsis


OA Critical Care:     Acinetobacter Baumanni

 

OA Critical Care:     Lactate

 

Transport


Respiratory Care:     Critical Care Transfer

 

Miscellaneous


African Journal of Emergency Medicine:     Ghanaian Emergency Care

 

 

I hope you find these links useful. I'll pick up on what I've missed out this week in the next newsletter.


Until next week

Rob

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