CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 282  |  May 7th 2017

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Welcome to the 282nd 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. It's been a great week for critical care publications, with Gonzalo Hernandez's latest HFNO trial released, as well as other RCTs on stress ulcer prophylaxis, inhaled nitric oxide to treat acute pulmonary embolism and an educational intervention for anti-infectious measures. There are also excellent observational studies on bystander efforts in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, emergency transfusion of patients with unknown blood type with O positive red blood cells, and the latest from Kath Maitland's group, the AFIRM trial, evaluating myocardial and haemodynamic responses to two fluid regimens in African children with severe malnutrition and hypovolaemic shock. In addition, there are guidelines on severe perioperative bleeding and the prevention of surgical site infection, plus an entire open access issue from JAMA on "conflict of interest".

Based on a number of recent excellent articles in Intensive Care Medicine, this week's Topic of the Week is acute kidney injury, starting with a paper on fluid management in acute kidney injury in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

The latest speaker confirmed for the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2018 is Prof Andrew Rhodes from London, co-chair of this year's iteration of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. Registration is open. Critical Care Reviews is a not-for-profit organisation.



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There are just 5 months left unit Das SMACC and all tickets have now been sold for the main conference. If you are interested in attending the workshops, there are a very small number of tickets left for the Hardcore Intensive Care workshop being organised by Steve Mathieu and Sarah Yong. With a superb international faculty, this half-day event will address your burning critical care questions.

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The ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting, which incorporates the annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference, will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 11-13 October 2017. The Annual Scientific Meeting will be the preeminent critical care conference in Australasia for the calendar year and will be an important platform that will allow doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners to meaningfully connect and discuss new developments and research in the field of intensive and critical care.

The theme of the Meeting is “Thinking Outside the Flags” and will focus upon innovative and challenging advances that lie outside the safe zone of current practice, as well as the potential dangers that they may bring.  A number of highly regarded international speakers will join our distinguished national and local speakers, experts in the field of intensive care medicine, nursing and allied health, promising delegates an exciting and challenging program.

Registration and the call for abstracts will open on 20 March 2017. For further information or to express your interest in attending, please visit

CCH Journal

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.  If you have an idea for a paper, and can say it in an engaging manner, please get in touch. We also need peer reviewers.

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

I hope you find these links useful.

Until next week