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Critical Care Reviews

Sharing Science

We believe the latest medical advances should be available to all, so we developed the leading critical care evidence dissemination platform, keeping clinicians everywhere up-to-date for free.

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Join us in Titanic Belfast to discuss the best critical care trials in the world. June 14th to 16th, 2023


Held in Titanic Belfast, the annual Critical Care Reviews Meeting hosts major trial results and reviews the best trials of the year with their chief investigators


The best critical care literature published over the past seven days, collated and freely emailed to thousands of users every week


Held on an ad hoc basis, we host and freely livestream major trial results, usually in conjunction with a simultaneous publication in a major journal


The Critical Care Reviews Podcast discusses major trials with their chief investigator as well as following up on questions from livestreams

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Journal Watch

Few people have the time to stay up-to-date with the literature. Updated daily, we watch the major journals so you don't have to


The annual Critical Care Reviews Book summaries, critiques and puts into context the best critical care trials of the year

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Paper of the Day

Join us to read 1 paper per day and stay up-to-date as we cover the spectrum of critical care across 2022


The Critical Care Reviews Blog delves deep into major randomised controlled trials to explore why the trial returned the result it did

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Hot Guidelines

Guidelines are a great synthesis of the latest evidence in a single field. We have hundreds of high quality open access guidelines

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Hot Trials

Every year, we gather the most important critical care trials published over that 12 month period, and put them all in one place

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Major Trials

We collate and categorise all the major critical care trials by physiological system. If you need to know what major trials exist, we have them listed.


The Critical Care Reviews website houses all our resources. Check out the various tabs on the menu for more details on our content

Critical Care Reviews Team

Rob Mac Sweeney


Rob started Critical Care Reviews in 2009 to freely share the latest scientific advances in the field of intensive care medicine. During the day, he is a fulltime intensivist at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Chris Nutt


Chris works across the platform, driving progress in the growth and direction of the organisation. He is a fulltime intensivist and anaesthetist at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

Catriona Kelly

Meeting Lead

Catriona leads the organisation of the annual meeting, and specialises in the putting toegther a diverse and engaging social programme. She is a fulltime neurointensivist and neuroanaesthetist in Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.

Phil Gillen


Phil is a key component in the success of both the meeting and livestream, taking on unseen roles to ensure their smooth operation. He is also a fulltime intensivist and anaesthetist at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, as well as the lead for the adult critical care transfer service for Northern Ireland.

Emma Mac Sweeney

Director of Operations

Emma started in Spring 2022 as the first Director of Operations for Critical Care Reviews. She manages the financial and logistical activities of this continually growing organisation. She is Critical Care Reviews' first employee.

Jakub Fronczek

Jakub Fronczek

Visual Abstracts Lead

Kuba is our first team member from outside Northern Ireland. He leads on visual abstracts and our new instagram account. He is an anaesthesiology & critical care trainee in Cracow, Poland, and an Editorial Fellow at the British Journal of Anaesthesia.

Toby Betteridge

Contributor to the Narrative Reviews Collection

Toby is a Specialist in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has been the ANZICS CTG committee member for New Zealand since 2021 and was previously on the board of the ANZICF. His research interests include neurocritical care, optimisation of organ flow and its measurement, mechanical ventilation, and the impact of right ventricular dysfunction on ICU outcome.

Michael Behal

Michael Behal

Contributor to the Narrative Reviews Collection

Michael is the Post-Doctoral Academic Fellow at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in Lexington, KY, and a pharmacist practicing in the medical intensive care unit at University of Kentucky Healthcare.

Sarah Corbett

Sarah Corbett

Contributor to the Guidelines Collection

Sarah is a consultant anaesthetist from Galway, Ireland, and is currently working in an echo fellowship in Wellington, New Zealand.

Rosalyn Chi

Contributor to the Narrative Reviews Collection

Rosalyn is an emergency medicine physician from New Jersey who is now training as a critical care fellow at Indiana University, USA.

Toni Riveros

Toni Riveros

Contributor to the Critical Care Reviews Book

Toni Riveros is an EM-CCM trained intensivist based out of the Chicagoland area. Her clinical areas of interest are communication between patients, their advocates and providers, and improving workflow and team dynamics during in-hospital cardiac arrests. Originally from Los Angeles, California, she now actually enjoys the temperamental weather of the Midwest.

Enrique Ortiz-Diaz

Enrique Ortiz-Diaz

Enrique is a practicing Pulmonary, Critical Care, Neurocritical Care Physician born & bred in Puerto Rico, and living in Houston, Texas, USA. He is an amateur historian, guitarist, Star Wars Fanboy and father to 2 wonderful children.
Anestis Karakatsanis

Anestis Karakatsanis

Contributor to the Narrative Reviews Collection

Anestis was born and raised in Greece, where he completed residency in General Surgery and later a Critical Care fellowship. He has been practising as an Consultant in Critical Care for the last 4.5 years. His interests include resuscitation, acute surgical critical care and trauma, and mechanical ventilation. Anestis is ardent supporter of free open access medical education. 

Varun Shetty

Varun U. Shetty

Contributor to Blog & Book

Varun is an adult intensivist at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Hamot Hospital, Erie.  Varun’s focus is on healthcare disparities in critical care and care of the critically ill in global health settings. He is interested in developing sustainable systems that will consistently provide high-quality care to critically ill patients anywhere. 

Carmen López Soto

After completing Anaesthetic training in Spain in 2011, Carmen moved to the UK to further her neurocritical care experience. After fellowships in both anaesthesia and critical care at Addenbrooke´s Hospital, King´s College Hospital, and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, she moved to Toronto where she completed a fellowship in Critical Care at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center. When not at work, Carmen can be found practising crossfit, planning a trip abroad, at the cinema or theatre, or sometimes chilling with a book.