Welcome to the 598th 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 randomised controlled trials on platelet transfusion before CVC placement in patients with thrombocytopenia & inhaled tobramycin in patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia; systematic reviews and meta analyses on low-dose hydrocortisone in adults with septic shock & diagnostic accuracy of point-of-care ultrasound for shock; and observational studies on persistent pain symptoms after critical care illness & hypothermia after extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in children.
There are also multiple guidelines, including on aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage & cardiac arrest in the perioperative period; narrative reviews on hypovolemia with peripheral edema & traumatic hemorrhage and chain of survival; editorials on oxygen therapy targets in post cardiac arrest patients with hypoxic respiratory failure & brain-lung crosstalk; and commentaries on the limitation of life‑sustaining therapies in critically ill patients with COVID‑19 & physical rehabilitation in the intensive care unit.
If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on the use or misuse of albumin in critical iIl patients.
There are now just 2 weeks until CCR23. We are hosting 7 major trial results, reviewing 6 of the best trials of the past year, and having two panel discussions. This year the John Hinds Lecture will be delivered by Prof Flavia Machado from São Paulo, Brazil. The title of her talk is "BRICNET: a roadmap for high quality research". If you haven't yet registered for the meeting, you can do so here. Our social programme events are filling up. We have a small amount of availability remaining for the Thursday night's live music in the Dark Horse and slightly more for the Wednesday night's live music in the Common Market. If you plan to take part in either the early morning Thursday or Friday pilates / yoga classes or run, please
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I hope you find this newsletter useful.
Until next week