Newsletter 150 / October 19th 2014



Welcome a special edition Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, marking the five year anniversary of the website, and almost three years of consecutive weekly newsletters, this being the 150th. To enable discussion on the articles added each week, I've included a comments section at the end of both the newsletter and topic of the week, available on the website version.

The highlights of this week's newsletter are a commentary on the preparedness of the USA for the Ebola outbreak, guidelines on mechanical ventilation and acute kidney injury biomarkers, and clinical review articles on the use of tranexamic acid in trauma and effects of a positive fluid balance in acute kidney injury.

Based on some twitter discussion this weekend, the Topic of the Week is research over-interpretation, starting with a seminal paper by John Ioannidis on why most published research is wrong, in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.


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Upcoming Meetings

Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2015

The programme for the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2015 is now available as a download. Further information can be found at the meeting webpage, with online registration now open. Please forward the PDF flyer around your department or to any colleagues who may be interested in attending. This week Oli Flower interviewed Karin Amrein, a keynote speaker at the upcoming meeting, in a podcast on Intensive Care Network, on her vitamin D study VITdAL-ICU.

SMACC Chicago

The next SMACC conference will be held June 23rd to 26th, in Chicago, USA. Just like the Critical Care Reviews Meeting, this is a not-for-profit event, run by a team interested in sharing knowledge in a fun, modern way. It's a conference like no other. Further details will be out soon on the SMACC website.

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Critical Care Horizons

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. A call for papers has been issued, so if you have something interesting to say, and can say it in an engaging manner, please get in touch. The first issue will be released on January 1st 2015.

COI - I am the editor-in-chief of this new journal, but work in a voluntary capacity, as do all the editors.

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I hope you find these links useful.

Until next week



Review Articles:  Clinical |  Basic Science