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Critical Care Reviews Newsletter

Newsletter 554  |  July 31st 2022

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Welcome to the 554th Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care research and open access articles from across the medical literature for the week of July 18th to 24th.

The highlights of this week's edition are randomised controlled trials comparing 4% albumin solution with Ringer acetate in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass & prehospital lyophilized plasma for trauma-induced coagulopathy; systematic reviews and meta analyses on high-flow nasal cannula and noninvasive ventilation in COVID-19 patients & heparin versus 0.9% sodium chloride locking for prevention of occlusion in central venous catheters in adults; and observational studies on early capillary refill time measurement on outcomes in cardiogenic shock & coronary angiographic findings for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors presenting with nonshockable rhythms and no ST elevation post resuscitation.

There are also Brazilian guidelines on the management of patients with percutaneous coronary intervention & myocarditis; narrative reviews on strategies to mitigate lung injury in patients on ECMO receiving invasive mechanical ventilation & emergency treatment of anaphylaxis; and commentaries on prone positioning with and without invasive ventilation & mechanical insufflation-exsufflation in invasively ventilated critically ill adults; as well as correspondence on the challenge of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in ICU patients & what’s wrong with the ten myths about albumin

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on pneumonia update for emergency clinicians.

I hope you find this newsletter useful.

Until next week



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