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Newsletter 594  |  May 1st, 2023

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Just 6 Weeks to CCR23 - The Best Critical Care Trials in the World

Welcome to the 594th 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 decompressive craniectomy with craniotomy for acute subdural hematoma & high vs. low mean arterial pressure in patients with cirrhosis and septic shock; systematic reviews and meta analyses on the clinical impact of the pulmonary artery catheter in patients with cardiogenic shock & glutamine supplementation in severe adult burn patients; and observational studies on lung recruitment assessed by electrical impedance tomography & the determinants of effect of extracorporeal CO2 removal in hypoxemic respiratory failure.

There are also guidelines & position statements on new timings in acute care surgery (new TACS) classification & the role of natriuretic peptides in the diagnosis and management of heart failure; narrative reviews on the differential diagnosis and treatment of acute heart failure & the use of hypertonic saline in neuroanesthesia and neurocritical care practice; editorials on familiarity among nurses: the key to ICU patient outcomes & "stabilize the unstable": treatment pathophysiology in bleeding trauma patients; and commentaries on the optimal management of patients after acute coronary syndrome & fluid removal tolerance during the de-escalation phase: is preload unresponsiveness the best guiding candidate?.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on ultrasonography in cardiopulmonary emergencies.

Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2023

The provisional programme for CCR23 is now available. Our faculty continues to grow, with the latest updates on the faculty webpage. If you intend to reserve a place at our professional childminding, please get in touch as this will close in the next couple of weeks.

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Until next week