Welcome to the 572nd 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 postextubation noninvasive ventilation with active humidification vs high-flow nasal cannula & nebulized versus intravenous tranexamic acid for hemoptysis; systematic reviews and meta analyses on higher blood pressure versus normotension targets to prevent acute kidney injury & hypertonic saline for traumatic brain injury; and observational studies on the global mortality associated with 33 bacterial pathogens in 2019 & a substudy from the COCA trial, investigating the effect of calcium in patients with pulseless electrical activity and electrocardiographic characteristics potentially associated with hyperkalemia and ischemia. There are also guidelines on hypertensive crises & the prevention of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in the surgical ICU; plus narrative reviews on temperature control after cardiac arrest & posthepatectomy liver failure.
If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on lessons learned in mechanical ventilation/oxygen support in COVID19.
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Until next week