Welcome to the 544th 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 comparing 8 with 15 days of antibiotic therapy for Pseudomonas aeruginosa ventilator-associated pneumonia & temporary transvenous phrenic nerve stimulation in difficult-to-wean patients; systematic reviews and meta analyses comparing high dose with low dose corticosteroids in COVID-19 patients & the effects of goal-directed fluid therapy on renal function; and observational studies investigating peri-intubation cardiovascular collapse in critically ill patients and a comparison of 6-month outcomes of critically ill survivors of COVID-19 with non–COVID-19 critically ill survivors. There are also guidelines on resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta & intravenous fluids; narrative reviews on ECMO in COVID-19 & prolonged mechanical ventilation; editorials on cardiac manifestations in critically ill patients with COVID-19 & whole blood for trauma resuscitation; and commentaries on whether informed consent should be obtained for apnea testing in the determination of death by neurologic criteria.
If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on the pathophysiology of polytrauma.
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