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The Critical Care Reviews meeting continues to grow and evolve, with #CCR19 selling out once more. #CCR20 will include both first result presentations and discussions of the best critical care trials of 2019 with their chief investigators. Next year's meeting is on January 16th & 17th 2020, at Titanic, Belfast. Registration opens in April.


The Critical Care Reviews Book 2018, summarising, critiquing and putting in context the best critical care trials of 2017, has just been released. We cover almost 30 trials in depth, another 30 in summary and tens of open access guidelines. This book is available as a free pdf download or at minimal cost for a print version. Critical Care Reviews is a not-for-profit.


The podcast is the latest addition to the Critical Care Reviews Project. Trials both in progress and recently published are discussed and critiqued in detail. Study investigators explain the rationale for their trials, the strengths and weaknesses of their work and what the next step is likely to be. If you like to listen to critical care podcasts, add this one to your list.


The website is the hub of the Critical Care Reviews Project and houses all of the various components including journal watch, newsletter, podcast, meeting presentations, studies, review articles, guidelines, journal lists and meeting lists. This is your window to the vast and fascinating world of the critical care literature.

Journal Watch

With an ever increasing number of journals and scholarly publications, staying abreast of the literature has never been more difficult, unless you know where to look. Critical Care Reviews hand picks the most important critical care research and best open access articles from across the medical literature every single day of the week.


Join thousands of your colleagues from around the world and register to have the the weekly Critical Care Reviews newsletter delivered directly into your inbox every Sunday. If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in critical care and read excellent open access articles, from across the entire medical literature, this is the newsletter for you.

Affiliated Journal

Critical Care Horizons is a fresh, original voice in the critical care literature, offering thought-provoking, cutting-edge commentary and opinion papers, plus state-of-the-art review articles. This journal is free to publish with and free to read, opening authorship opportunity to all and operates without financial aim or incentive.


All talks given at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting are recorded and posted online as video presentations. These are freely available both on the Critical Care Reviews website and on Vimeo. With world class researchers reviewing the best trials of the year, in addition to clinical talks, this is a fantastic collection to work through.

Top 100 Studies

Have you ever wondered what the best critical care trials are? Although entirely subjective, these studies are chosen based on the significance of the question addressed, methodology, results, and ability to withstand critique and discussion. Interventions affecting larger numbers of patients are likely to rank higher than niche interventions. What's your top 10?

Hot Articles

No other website provides a continuously updated list of the hottest critical care articles that you should be aware of. Taking advantage of the unrivalled Critical Care Reviews Journal Watch facility, nothing espaces this resource, which now stretches back to December 2011. If you're doing exams, this is one list you will want to be familiar with.


Trying to find a review article to inform a clinical problem can be a frustrating experience. Repositories, such as PubMed, and search engines, like Google Scholar, return thousands of results, which have to picked through individually to find a reliable, accessible, up-to-date paper. We've fixed this problem for you too.....


Guidelines are an excellent synthesis of the available evidence in a field. Love them or hate them, they are always worth reading and frequently provide points of controversy, especially for areas deficient in evidence (and no, expert opinion isn't evidence). Sit back and enjoy the the most comprehensive collection of critical care guidelines available.


Paywalled journals are gradually dying, to be replaced by open access journals and social media resources like blogs and micro-blogging sites. The aim of Critical Care Reviews is to "Promote Open Access to Scientific Advancement". Here are lists of hundreds of open access journals across a range of specialities relevant to critical care.