Simon Finfer presents the results of the PLUS trial
Welcome to the 528th 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 highlight of this week's edition is the recording of the PLUS trial results livestream, comparing plasmalyte with 0.9 saline in critically ill patients, including a systematic review and meta analysis comparing balanced crystalloids with 0.9% saline in critically ill adults. The other highlights include an observational study on dyspnea in critically ill patients receiving invasive ventilation; a guideline from ELSO on adult and pediatric anticoagulation for ECMO; narrative reviews on when is parenteral nutrition indicated & viscoelastic point-of-care tests; editorials on the ethics and quality of end-of-life care in intensive care & neonatal ECMO; commentaries on how COVID-19 will continue but the end of the pandemic is near & lessons to improve preparedness for the next pandemic; as well as correspondence on the effect of proning and recruitment on physio-anatomical variables in COVID-19 pneumonia & one-year mortality after ICU admission due to COVID-19 infection.
If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on diaphragm ultrasound in cardiac surgery.
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