CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 264  |  January 1st 2017

Journal Watch  |  Newsletters  |  CCR Meeting 2017  |  CCR17 BookPodcast  |  Hot Articles  |  Topic of the Week  |  Reviews  |  Top 100 Studies  |  Guidelines  |  Journals


CCR17 Book Delivery USCG 

Welcome to the 264th 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. Despite it being Christmas Week, there have been a lot of interesting publications, including two RCTs investigating cooling in stroke, a meta analysis looking at statins in ARDS, the latest output from the LUNG SAFE study, focusing on non-invasive ventilation in ARDS, and several great reviews on status epilepticus, neuro monitoring, thrombocytopaenia and sepsis,

This week's Topic of the Week is a selection of the best review articles from 2016, starting with a paper on fluid overload in the ICU in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you would like a print copy of the Critical Care Reviews Book 2017, summarising, critiquing and putting in context the best critical care trials of 2016, this will be the cheapest opportunity to get one. With the biggest print run about to happen prior to the Critical Care Reviews Meeting, this will be the lowest cost we can produce it for. There is no need to buy this, as the pdf will be available as a free download; this just gives those who prefer to read a physical book the chance to get one. If you are coming to the meeting in a few weeks time you will get a complimentary copy then. Like everything else in Critical Care Reviews, this book is not-for-profit and my co-authors and I don't make any money from it. The book is being launched at #CCR17 on January 27th and will be posted the first week in February. You can download last year's book here.



Review Articles










CCR17 Poster

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.


The first release of tickets for Das SMACC sold out in just 2.5 hours this week. The next opportunity will be on February 1st (depending on where you are in the world). If you haven't yet checked out the programme and workshops, then have a look on the SMACC website. The Hardcore Intensive Care workshop being organised by Steve Mathieu and Sarah Yong will cover all your critical care questions.

Whistler CG

The Canadian Critical Care Conference (www.canadiancriticalcare.CA; @CriticalCareCa) is rather special. Not only a spectacular location (world famous Whistler, British Columbia, Canada) but also the world's finest downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and mountain village location (did we mention it's in Whistler?). Located at the lovely Four Seasons Resort, we offer a meeting crammed with world renown speakers but in a more laid back, interactive, and reinvigorating setting that your typical medical conference. We cover all of the core science and latest research, but do not shy away from all those topics that make for a great, or not so great, patient care. This includes human factors, burnout and resilience, end-of-life care, multidisciplinary care, social media, organ donation, and the patient perspective. We are always kean to engage trainees and nurses, we offer world class precourses, and we ensure time to enjoy all that makes Whistler and Blackcomb so special. We have no desire to be the world's largest acute care conference. Rather we want to create something unique: an opportunity to learn; to interact, to have fun, and to leave more refreshed and engaged. Come and join us.


(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 for the conference and pre-conference workshops is now open and can be found 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