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Newsletter 592  |  April 16th, 2023

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Less than 8 weeks to CCR23

Welcome to the 592nd 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 delayed versus rapid sequence intubation in critically injured patients & higher dose corticosteroids in patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 who are hypoxic but not requiring ventilatory support; systematic reviews and meta analyses on propofol and survival & atypical pathogens in patients with severe pneumonia; and observational studies on whole blood resuscitation and the association with survival in injured patients with an elevated probability of mortality & the risk of death in patients hospitalized for COVID-19 vs seasonal Influenza in Fall-Winter 2022-2023.

There are also guidelines on adult acute and acute-on-chronic liver failure & exertional heat illness; narrative reviews on monitoring cerebral oxygenation in non brain injured patients & medical nutrition therapy in critically ill patients; editorials on clinical practice guidelines for acute-on-chronic liver failure & α-Defensins to help diagnose nosocomial ventriculitis; and commentaries on peripheral nerve blockade in extremity trauma & intracranial compartmental syndrome.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on the management of pregnant trauma patients.

Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2023

There are now less than 8 weeks to CCR23. The full provisional programme should be out this week, in addition to the release of the one-day registration options. At present we have announced 6 major trial result presentations and 5 reviews of previously published trials. This week we'll add the final review talk, two panel discussions, the John Hinds lecture and, hopefully, squeeze in a seventh major trial result presentation. If you're interested in the trials which lay the foundations for clinical practice in critical care, this is the meeting for you. With less than 2 months to go, don't delay registering or you might miss out.

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Randomised Controlled Trials

Systematic Review & Meta Analyses

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I hope you find this newsletter useful.

Until next week