CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 222  |  March 13th 2016

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Welcome to the 222nd 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. It's a small newsletter this week, whose highlight is likely to be one of my favourite papers of the year, on The Fragility Index in Multicenter Randomized Controlled Critical Care Trials. There are also great reviews on Guillain-Barré syndrome, mechanical circulatory support for destination therapy and massive transfusion protocols, as well as fantastic editorials on vasopressors in shock and early goal-directed therapy. If you only have time to read one article this week, try this thought-provoking commentary on the management of a difficult ethical case.

Following on from last week's selection of papers on central venous catheterisation, this week's Topic of the Week is complications of central venous catheterisation, starting with a general paper in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.



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The next SMACC Conference is on June 13th to 16th, in Dublin, Ireland and sold out in just a few hours. That pretty much says it all......

The presentations from SMACC Chicago are almost all now online at Intensive Care Network.

The 13th Annual Critical Care Symposium is on April 28th and 29th in Manchester Town Hall, England. This meeting aims to bring together world renowned speakers for a conference outside London and to provide a conducive environment allowing informal discussion. Most importantly, this event provides good quality education covering various topics in Intensive Care at an affordable price.

The 9th UK Critical Care Research Forum is being held on 23rd – 24th June 2016 at the Sage Gateshead, with over 20 research proposals as well as sessions on adaptive trial design, international collaborations in critical care trials and patient-centred research. There is also a Forum dinner at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Registration is now open.

The Summer Scientific Meeting of the Intensive Care Society is on Saturday June 11th at the Aviva Stadium, the home of Irish Rugby and Soccer. The theme is toxicology and features several of the SMACC faculty who will be in town that weekend. Registration hasn't yet opened, but the meeting programme is available here.

The Irish Association of Critical Care Nurses (IACCN) are holding their Annual Conference in Limerick on April 7th. Further details and the meeting programme are available here.

CCH Journal

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.  If you have an idea for a paper, and can say it in an engaging manner, please get in touch. We also need peer reviewers.

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


I hope you find these links useful.

Until next week