Newsletter 142 / August 24th 2014



Welcome to the 142nd Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care research published in the past week, plus a wide range of free full text review articles, guidelines, commentaries, editorials, study critiques, correspondence and case reports from hundreds of clinical and scientific journals. This week's newsletter features a number of guidelines on healthcare-associated infections, disaster management and prehsospital care.

This is the last of our series on excellent open access critical care journals, with the topic for This Week's Papers being a selection of papers from the Columbian Journal  of Anesthesiology, the official journal of the Colombian Society of Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, starting with a paper on post cardiac arrest syndrome in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.


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Upcoming Meetings

Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2015

The 2015 Critical Care Reviews Meeting, being held in association with the Northern Ireland Intensive Care Society, will be held on Friday January 23rd, at the Galgorm Resort and Spa, outside Belfast, Northern Ireland. Further details will follow over the next couple of months, with registration opening the first week in October. The impressive list of speakers includes Clifford Deutschman (USA), the immediate past president of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Niklas Nielsen (Sweden), Eddy Fan (Canada), Kathy Rowan (England), Danny McAuley, Eamon McCoy, and John Hinds (Northern Ireland), plus a host of local intensivists. The theme of the meeting is to discuss the biggest research findings of the past year, with the aim of deciding whether you should implement these results into your current practice.

SMACC Chicago

The next SMACC conference will be held June 23rd to 26th, in Chicago, USA. Just like the Critical Care Reviews Meeting, this is a not-for-profit event, run by a team interested in sharing knowledge in a fun, modern way. It's a conference like no other. Further details will be out soon on the SMACC website.

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Critical Care Horizons

Critical Care Horizons is a fresh new voice in the critical care literature, offering thought-provoking, cutting-edge commentary and opinion papers, plus state-of-the-art review articles. The journal is free to publish with and free to read, opening authorship opportunity to all. The energetic editorial board consists of a deliberate mix of clinicians active in social media and world renowned academics, all driven by a desire to improve the care we offer our patients, and operate without financial gain or incentive. A call for papers has been issued, so if you have something interesting to say, and can say it in an engaging manner, please get in touch. Peer reviewers are also required. The first issue will be released on January 1st 2015.

COI - I am the editor-in-chief of this new journal, but work in a voluntary capacity, as do all the editors.

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Randomized Controlled Trials

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Meta Analyses

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Observational Studies

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Guidelines & Position Statements

Series from CHEST on Pandemics & Disasters

Series from Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology on Healthcare Associated Infections

Series from Prehospital Emergency Care on Prehospital Management


Case Reports

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Clinical Review Articles










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I hope you find these links useful.

Until next week



Review Articles:  Clinical