Welcome to the 579th 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 sevoflurane with intravenous sedation in critically ill patients & valproic acid as adjuvant treatment for convulsive status epilepticus; systematic reviews and meta analyses on restrictive resuscitation in patients with sepsis & extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for COVID-19; and observational studies on the safety of inpatient health care & treatments for intracranial hypertension in brain-injured patients.
There are also guidelines on the early management of isolated severe traumatic brain injury in hospitals without neurosurgical capabilities & human factors in anaesthesia; narrative reviews on liver intensive care for the general intensivist & viral infections in critical care; editorials on patient reflections on intensive care medicine & Intensive care 2.0; and commentaries on whether the Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score needs an update & “THE MANTLE” bundle for minimizing cerebral hypoxia in traumatic brain injury.
If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on maternity critical care.
Prof Howard Bauchner (Editor-in-Chief, JAMA 2011-2021) & Prof Cecilia O'Kane (Joint Editor-in-Chief, Thorax), will deliver a workshop on "How to Prepare Manuscripts for Influential Journals" on Tuesday, June 13th, the day before CCR23 starts. The goal of this 3 hour seminar is to help young investigators prepare manuscripts for publication in influential peer-reviewed journals. The seminar will cover issues including, but not limited to: how to select the correct journal, interacting with journal editors, preparing an initial draft including introduction, methods, results, and discussion, and how to respond to a request for revision. Other issues that will be discussed include conflict of interest, types of peer-review, open access, pre-prints, and data-sharing. This will be a small, intimate workshop with strictly limited numbers, and restricted to CCR23 delegates.
Registration will open on Wednesday January 18th, at 6pm UTC+0.
I hope you find this newsletter useful.
Until next week