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CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 377  |  March 4th 2019

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Welcome to the 377th 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 a randomised controlled trial comparing nasal high-flow oxygen with Venturi face mask oxygen therapy after lung resection; systematic reviews and meta analyses on the effects of hyperoxia on mortality in critically ill patients & dexmedetomidine on delirium and agitation in patients in intensive care; and observational studies on sleep and pathological wakefulness at time of liberation from mechanical ventilation & the effect of age of transfused red blood cells on neurologic outcome after traumatic brain injury. There are also guidelines on training in critical care echocardiography, micronutrients for adult patients & the 3rd iteration of the Brain Trauma Foundation's pediatric severe traumatic brain injury guideline; narrative reviews on ECMO in trauma, coronary revascularization & bacterial sepsis; commentaries on the intensive care management of transplanted liver patients & treatment effects in multicenter randomized clinical trials; and editorials on ex vivo perfusion techniques & ventricular assist devices.

This week's Topic of the Week is hyperkalaemia, starting with a paper on potassium homoeostasis and pathophysiology of hyperkalaemia in today's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on glucose control in the ICU. If you want to feel depressed, try this one instead - how will Brexit affect health services in the UK. Utter madness......



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Belfast, 18-19th January 2019

SMACC 2019

SMACC Sydney

Sydney, 26-29th March 2019


Women in ICM

London, February 6th

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


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