CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 251  |  October 2nd 2016

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Welcome to the 251st 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 huge newsletter containing a large number of great trials which have been published in Intensive Care Medicine immediately before the annual ESICM Congress in Milan.

The CLASSIC trial, being discussed at #CCR17, has just been published, while LEOPARDS, also on the programme at the Titanic Centre, will be presented on Wednesday. Most of these trials will be included in the Critical Care Reviews Book 2017, which will be available as a free download on the website. The release date is Friday, January 27th, the day of the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2017. If you prefer a print version, There will also be an opportunity to buy this too. If you want to live stream some of the sessions from ESICM, the links are available here. The main clinical trials session is on Wednesday afternoon, with a shorter session on late Tuesday afternoon.

The other big news this week is the addition of Prof Peter Hutchinson, from Cambridge, England, the Chief Investigator of the very recently published RESCUEicp trial on decompressive craniectomy. If you want to attend the most up-to-date trials review meeting around, head to Belfast next January. Registration is open. Critical Care Reviews is a not-for-profit organisation.

There are three great papers this week on burns from the Lancet, which form part of the selection for This week's Topic of the Week on smoke inhalation, starting with a paper on the pathophysiology, research challenges, and clinical management of smoke inhalation injury in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.



Review Articles








American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine


Case Report



Case Reports



Case Reports

Anesthesia & Analgesia


British Journal of Anaesthesia




Minerva Anesthesiologica



Respiratory Care


Medicina Intensiva




CCR17 slipways cropped

Once again the Critical Care Reviews Meeting will be discussing the biggest studies of the previous year with their chief investigators, asking the question "should we implement the results of this trial into our dialy practice?". We also have the John Hinds Trauma Lecture, delivered this year by Prof Donat Spahn (Zurich), lead for the new European Trauma Guideline, published a few months ago. Paul Marik thinks he has discovered "The Cure for Sepsis", while John Myburgh will explain the ins and outs of research methodology in the "Path to Truth". In addition, there is the very popular "How I Manage....." series of short talks from our speakers on conditions they are experts in, the "Year in Review" and the now famous "Informal Chat" in the bar after the main event.

Don't forget to register for dinner also, where the menu is based on an original menu from the only sailing the Titanic made. Registration for both the meeting and meal is available on the meeting webpage. The Critical Care Reviews Meeting is a not-for-profit event.


Following last year's massively successful event, the UK Intensive Care Society's State-of-the-Art Meeting is starting its build-up to 2016. The ICS completely changed its game in 2015, and relaunched SOA as a new beacon for forward-looking clinical content, open-access education, and medical social media. In keeping with the times, the podcasts and other materials from last year's meeting have been made open access.
This year the programme is looking even better, with topics ranging from the futuristic (space medicine, Formula 1 applied technology, Google Deepmind, and AI) through to the human, practical, and controversial (look out for the clinical scenarios, controversies, and the "From Ivory Tower to Desert Island" session).  Speakers include Peter Brindley, Kevin Fong, Jack Iwashyna, Kath Maitland, Louise Rose, Mervyn Singer, and Jean-Louis Vincent among many others.  It runs from Mon 5th - Wed 7th Dec, and I hope I'll see you there.  Keep an eye on for programme and registration, and meanwhile enjoy the comprehensive FOAM from last year.



Registration for Das SMACC opens this month. I'll let you know exactly when, but be ready to book immediately as tickets will sell out in minutes.


(Image from Chensiyuan via Wikipedia)


This adult and paediatric ICM meeting is jointly organized by the Society of Intensive Care Medicine (SICM), Singapore and the Australia-New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) and is scheduled for 20-24 April 2017 in Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore. It has grown from its humble beginnings in a small hospital venue to become one of the best ICM conference in the Asia-Pacific region. Past editions featured prominent speakers such as Jean Louis Vincent, Daniel De Backer, John J Marini, Rinaldo Bellomo amongst many others, and in this edition the list of distinguished international panel of speakers, program schedule and planned workshops look more impressive than ever.Beside the obvious educational benefits, this conference is also a great opportunity to experience the unique Singaporean culture, enjoy its famed gastronomy and visit its attractions. 

The call for abstracts have started and Education Grants are available for selected delegates. Registration will begin very shortly.

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