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Newsletter 596  |  May 14th, 2023

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Just 4 Weeks to CCR23

Welcome to the 596th 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 prophylactic antibiotics in severe alcohol-related hepatitis & repair of ARDS COVID-19 by stromal cells; systematic reviews and meta analyses on transcranial ultrasonography to detect intracranial pathology & the etiology and mortality of new-onset refractory status epilepticus; and observational studies on the association of whole blood with survival among patients presenting with severe hemorrhage & comparator groups in ICU-based studies of physical rehabilitation.

There are also guidelines on the prevention of venous thromboembolism in adults with trauma & pediatric ventilator liberation; narrative reviews on personalized antiseizure medications in critically ill adults & echocardiography in circulatory shock; editorials on average treatment effects & artificial intelligence in critical care; and commentaries on clinical therapy based on cerebral autoregulation & coagulation support during perioperative bleeding.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on the management of bacterial and fungal infections in the ICU.

Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2023

There are just 4 weeks until the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2023 in Titanic Belfast. The scientific programme is now complete. We will be hosting 7 major trial results, reviewing 6 of the most interesting trials of the past year, having two panel discussions and finishing with our annual honorary John Hinds Lecture. If you haven't yet registered for the meeting, you can do so here. Our social programme events are filling up. We have a small amount of availability remaining for the Thursday night's live music in the Dark Horse and slightly more for the Wednesday night's live music in the Common Market. If you plan to take part in either the early morning Thursday or Friday pilates / yoga classes or run, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Registration for our free on-site childcare facility closes this Friday, May 19th. Our professional childcare company require a minimum number of children to provide the service, so if you would like to avail of this, you need to book it before Friday by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you can't make it to Belfast, we will be livestreaming the entire conference. You can avail of the 18 CPD points (applied for) by registering for virtual attendance. If you just want to watch the trial presentations and discussions without the CPD points, the livestream will be freely embedded on the CCR website. If you do watch it for free, please consider making a small donation to support our work. We are one of very few major conferences to livestream their event for the benefit of everyone, everywhere.

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I hope you find this newsletter useful.

Until next week