June 24th 2012
Welcome to the 29th Critical Care Reviews Newsletter. Every week over two hundred clinical and scientific journals are monitored and the most important and interesting research publications in critical care are highlighted. These studies are added to the Current Articles section of the website on a daily basis, as publication occurs. A link to either the full text or abstract, depending on the publishers degree of open access, is attached. Also, links to other important papers, such as guidelines or consensus statements are included. Free review articles from across the medical literature are also highlighted.
It's been a quiet week for research publications, with this newsletter mostly consisting of review articles.
British Journal of Anaesthesia: Fluid Therapy
Brandstrup et al performed a multi-centre, double-blinded, randomized controlled trial in 150 patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery to determine whether fluid therapy with a goal of near-maximal stroke volume (SV) guided by oesophageal Doppler (ED) monitoring result in a better outcome than that with a goal of maintaining bodyweight (BW) and zero fluid balance. There were no differences for any major endpoints, including major, minor, cardiopulmonary, and tissue-healing complications (P-values: 0.79; 0.62; 0.97; 0.48; and 0.48, respectively), length of hospital stay [median (range): 5.00 (1–61) vs : 5.00 (2–41); P=0.206] and death.
Abstract: Brandstrup. Which goal for fluid therapy during colorectal surgery is followed by the best outcome: near-maximal stroke volume or zero fluid balance? Br J Anaesth 2012; epublished ahead of print
JAMA: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Review - Clinical
Critical Care: Fever
Annals of Intensive Care
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy: Antibiotics
Clinical Cardiology: Implanted Cardiac Devices
- Misiri. Electromagnetic interference and implanted cardiac devices: the medical environment (part II). Clinical Cardiology 2012;35(6):321-328
Clinical and Translational Medicine: Haemophilus Influenzae
- King. Haemophilus influenzae and the lung (Haemophilus and the lung). Clinical and Translational Medicine 2012;1:10
Review - Basic Science
Journal of Vascular Research: Cerebral Blood Flow
- Koller. Contribution of Flow-Dependent Vasomotor Mechanisms to the Autoregulation of Cerebral Blood Flow. J Vasc Res 2012;49:375-389
Review - Non-Clinical
Critical Care: Hospital of the Future
- Pickering. Critical review: the hospital of the future - building intelligent environments to facilitate safe and effective acute care delivery. Crit Care 2012;16:220
Canadian Medical Association Journal: Professionalism
I hope you find these brief summaries useful.
Until next week