Newsletter 168 / February 22nd 2015


Welcome to the 168th 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.

The highlight of this week's newsletter is a fascinating study by Amato on the mechanism behind the beneficial effects of protective ventilation. Other notable papers are a randomized controlled trial evaluating steroids in community-acquired pneumonia, a guideline on clinical documentation plus review articles on ECMO and coagulation in trauma. If you only have time for one paper, try this review on Starling curves and central venous pressure.

This week's Topic of the Week  is the first of a two part series on the GRADE guidelines, starting with an introduction to the topic in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.


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Upcoming Meetings

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.

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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Cochrane Reviews



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Guidelines & Position Statements

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Non-Clinical Review Articles

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General Interest

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I hope you find these links useful.

Until next week



Review Articles:  Clinical Non-Clinical  I  General Interest