Welcome to the 570th 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 defibrillation strategies for refractory ventricular fibrillation & duration of device-based fever prevention after cardiac arrest; systematic reviews and meta analyses on high-flow nasal cannula versus non-invasive ventilation for acute hypercapnic respiratory failure in adults & early steroid administration for traumatic haemorrhagic shock; and observational studies on racial and ethnic differences in bystander CPR for witnessed cardiac arrest & impact of renal-replacement therapy strategies on outcomes for patients with chronic kidney disease.
There are also narrative reviews on fluid bolus therapy in pediatric sepsis & phenotyping and hemodynamic assessment in cardiogenic shock; editorials on tailoring treatments to older people in intensive care & from anesthetist-intensivist to diastolologist; and commentaries on the prediction of fluid responsiveness & hyperoxia during venoarterial ECMO.
If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on temporary mechanical circulatory support devices.
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