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Newsletter 540  |  April 17th 2022

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Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2022

Welcome to the 540th 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 randomised controlled trials on add-on prostaglandin E1 in vv-ECMO & closed-loop oxygen control in patients with acute hypoxemic respiratory failure receiving high flow nasal oxygen; systematic reviews and meta analyses on videolaryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy & intraoperative PEEP and postoperative pulmonary complications; and observational studies on dyspnea in critically ill patients receiving invasive ventilation & diarrhea during critical illness.

There are also narrative reviews on cerebral hemorrhage & neurally adjusted ventilatory assist; an editorial on fast-track extubation after cardiac surgery; and commentaries on drugs for advanced life support & tranexamic acid for trauma in the USA; as well as correspondence on COVID-19 associated pulmonary aspergillosis & challenges in sample size determination for sepsis trials

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on primary palliative care recommendations for critical care clinicians.

Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2022

If you are interested in critical care trials and the scientific evidence which underpins our practice, the Critical Care Reviews Meeting is the event for you. With 6 major trial results, reviews of 8 of the best trials of the past year, three panel discussions and the annual honorary John Hinds Lecture, our scientific programme is second to none. With a run and either pilates or yoga classes on Thursday and Friday mornings, and live music every night, our social programme isn't bad either. 

For those who have registered for CCR22, accommodation is anticipated to be limited in Belfast in mid-June as the city will be very busy. if you haven't yet booked your hotel, please do so. Our delegate rates are available on the meeting webpage. Similarly, the social events are also filling up, so please book these soon if you plan to attend them. They come with live music, food and drink. We have limited space left in our free, on-site, professional creche too!

Registration for CCR22, on June 15th to 17th at Titanic Belfast, is open.

Notfallmedizin 2022

If you are attending the Notfallmedizin 2022 Congress in Graz this week, hopefully, I might see you there. I'll be discussing landmark trials with Prof Jean-Louis Vincent. It should be fun!

I hope you find this newsletter useful.

Until next week



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