ICS State-of-the-Art Meeting, Liverpool Dec 4th - 6th
Welcome to the 303rd 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. I've been time-limited this week, so it's a smaller issue than usual. If you missed it, last Wednesday's supplementary newsletter brought you the 5 published RCTs presented at the ESICM Annual Congress Hot Topics session, with the previous newsletter bringing you several other ESICM presented trials. This week's Topic of the Week will be added tomorrow.
In meeting news, don't miss the Oct 17th Early Bird deadline for the ICS State of the Art conference in December (Mon-Wed, 4-6th) in Liverpool. The content and style is radically different to a few years ago, and this year's offering is even more diverse and fresh, with 40% women speakers, and with trainees, nurses and AHPs playing key roles in a very large proportion of the sessions. All of last year's talks are available here.
The clinical and scientific content remains excellent, with the best speakers not only from within critical care, but from outside it, to bring new insights from PHEM, acute and specialist medicine, care of the elderly and exercise physiology, and even robotics. This year sees a new dedicated emergency medicine and trauma stream, with clinical and scientific updates, a mass casualty debriefing from recent UK terrorist incidents including pioneering new trauma outcome data from the Manchester bombings, and specialist talks on burns and spinal injuries. There are also detailed methodology sessions including trial design, mplementation science, and the invariable well-attended Hot Topics afternoon featuring the BREATHE, POPPI, MOTION, VAP-rapid, ADAPT-Sepsis and A-Stop trials, and the COVenT core outcome set.
The social offering matches the clinical content, with two drinks evenings, a party with live band, and improved facilities including a parent & infant room. The venue is on the waterfront with plenty of nearby bars, restaurants and even a chance for some Christmas shopping at Liverpool ONE.
- Abstract: Lin. Does high-flow nasal cannula oxygen improve outcome in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Respir Med 2017;131:58-64
- Full Text: Wen. Continuous Versus Intermittent Subglottic Secretion Drainage to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia: A Systematic Review. Crit Care Nurse 2017;37:e10-e17
- Berliner. Current Drug Therapy in Chronic Heart Failure: the New Guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Korean Circ J. 2017 Sep;47(5):543-554
- Di Pasquale. Cardiovascular complications in patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Community Acquir Infect 2017;4:23-31
- Aronson. The acute respiratory distress syndrome: a clinical review. J Emerg Crit Care Med 2017;1:25
- Gu. Ventilation strategies during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a problem that should not be neglected. J Emerg Crit Care Med 2017;1:23
- Ross. Lung ultrasonography in end-stage renal disease: moving from evidence to practice—a narrative review. Clinical Kidney Journal 2018;epublishedSeptember 28th
- Oyarzun. Respiratory viruses and severe community-acquired pneumonia. Community Acquir Infect 2017;4:32-7
- Goldberg. Pulmonary hypertension: diagnosis, imaging techniques, and novel therapies. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther 2017;7(4):405-417
- Annane. Critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI): a narrative review from a Multispecialty Task Force of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM). Intensive Care Med 2017;epublished September 21st
- Kusadasi. The management of critically ill patients with haematological malignancies. Neth J Med 2017;75(7):265-271
- Wiewel. Patient-related determinants of host response and sepsis outcome. Neth J Crit Care 2017;25(5): 159-164
- Fitzpatrick. Open Abdomen in Trauma and Critical Care. Crit Care Nurse 2017 37:22-45Crit Care Nurse 2017 37:22-45
- Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) in critically ill patients (Part I): Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) 2017. Intensive Care Med 2017;epublished September 21st
- European Stroke Organization guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of cerebral venous thrombosis – endorsed by the European Academy of Neurology. Eur J Neurol 2017;24:1203–1213
- Courtright. Life after death in the ICU: detecting family-centered outcomes remains difficult. Intensive Care Med 2017;43(10):1529–1531
- Is the literature inconclusive about the harm of HES? Intensive Care Med 2017;43(10):1523–1528
- Do we need randomized clinical trials in extracorporeal respiratory support?
- Bauchner. The Rush to Publication. An Editorial and Scientific Mistake. JAMA 2017;318(12):1109-1110
- Bem. Neonatal ARDS: it’s about time we take it to the next level. Journal of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2017;1:26
- Tritapepe. ARDS treatment strategies: after half a century do we still need guidelines? J Emerg Crit Care Med 2017;1:24
- Navalkele. Cluster-randomized, crossover trial of head positioning in acute stroke—have we lost our position on this? J Emerg Crit Care Med 2017;1:21
- Bein. Understanding ethical decisions for patients on extracorporeal life support. Intensive Care Med 2017;43(10):1510–1511
- Chua. The use of high-flow nasal cannula in acute decompensated heart failure: ready for prime time yet? J Emerg Crit Care Med 2017;1:22
- Obermeyer. Lost in Thought — The Limits of the Human Mind and the Future of Medicine. N Engl J Med 2017;377:1209-1211
It's now just 4 months until the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2018, where the chief investigators for the best critical care trials of 2017 come to discuss their work and try to answer the question clinicians want to know - should I change my practice based on this trial? From Brisbane, Australia, Prof Bala Ventakesh will explore the ADRENAL trial, examining hydrocortisone in septic shock in the biggest sepsis trial ever undertaken. Working between Dublin and Melbourne, Prof Alistair Nichol will explain the findings of the TRANSFUSE trial, comparing transfusion of the freshest available blood with standard issued red cells. From Nantes, France, Dr Jean-Baptiste Lascarrou will consider the findings of the MACMAN trial, evaluating video laryngoscopy in the ICU. Dr Ashish Khanna, from the Cleveland Clinic, USA, will reflect on ATHOS-3 the first large clinical trial examining angiotensin II in septic shock. Prof Gavin Perkins, from Warwick in England, will discuss his multi-centre randomized controlled trial Breathe, evaluating the role of extubation to non-invasive ventilation in patients failing spontaneous breathing trials. Prof John Simpson, from Newcastle, England, will discuss the VAP-RAPID trial, evaluating the use of a biomarker-guided approach to exclude ventilator-associated pneumonia. The final trial added to the programme is the ART Trial. Prof Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti (São Paulo) will explain this Brazilian investigation testing alveolar recruitment in ARDS.
We also have Prof Andrew Rhodes, from London, exploring the latest iteration of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, published earlier this year and Dr Sophie Wallace (Perth, Australia), who will deliver the honorary John Hinds Trauma Lecture, entitled "Disaster on Everest - Trauma at the Top of the World"
We sold out #CCR17 and had to turn people away. At present we are way up on registrations compared to the same time-point in 2016. So, if you intend on coming, don't leave it too late to register. There is plenty of space still at present, but I expect the meeting will sell out well before it's date of Friday January 19th. Don't worry if you can't make it, as the talks will be recorded and put online for free viewing as usual. However, there is nothing like being there in person and having the opportunity to chat with these chief investigators. Numbers are strictly limited to ensure this remains a small, intimate meeting. It would be a shame to miss out......
The ANZICS/ACCCN Annual Scientific Meeting, which incorporates the annual Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Conference, will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 11-13 October 2017. The Annual Scientific Meeting will be the preeminent critical care conference in Australasia for the calendar year and will be an important platform that will allow doctors, nurses and allied health practitioners to meaningfully connect and discuss new developments and research in the field of intensive and critical care.
The theme of the Meeting is “Thinking Outside the Flags” and will focus upon innovative and challenging advances that lie outside the safe zone of current practice, as well as the potential dangers that they may bring. A number of highly regarded international speakers will join our distinguished national and local speakers, experts in the field of intensive care medicine, nursing and allied health, promising delegates an exciting and challenging program.
Registration and the call for abstracts will open on 20 March 2017. For further information or to express your interest in attending, please visit http://intensivecareasm2017.com.au/.
#BMBTL17 is a conference on resuscitation that focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to bring your critically ill patients…back to life !
With cutting edge topics and a world class faculty, the conferences will be packed with clinical pearls and only the stuff that matters !
Ventilation, airway, EKGs, pediatric pearls, ultrasound and so much more…don’t miss this amazing conference ! It will be held on October 16th 2017 in downtown Montreal.
FemInEM.org is excited to bring you our first ever, in person conference, FIX2017! The FemInEM Idea Exchange is all about education, inspiration and motivation. Our world renowned faculty will speak from their hearts and minds, providing the substance and spark for you to change the world. We will meet, greet and motivate each other, pushing the limits of our previous selves. You won't want to miss it - October 4th to 6th, NYC.
State-of-the-Art is back, for the 3rd year of its new format and an all-new venue in Liverpool for 2017. The futurism and innovation theme continues with novel topics including robotics, optical imaging of bacterial infection, new technology in patient recovery, and new device interventions in acute cardiology.
However, the focus on day-to-day care is not lost, and there are clinical updates in acute medicine, ARDS, mechanical ventilation, trauma, nutrition, rehabilitation, endocrine management in ICU, cancer patients in ICU, the difficult and altered airway, and much more. Pragmatic "how I treat..." sessions proved popular last year and will continue, along with meaningful debates on UK critical care, including the trend toward centralisation.
In addition, the trademark vibe of SOA will still be there with pop-up talks, panel debates, 'meet the expert' booths, new generation video e-posters, parent and infant facilities, two drinks evenings, and a new final night after-party. Registration and abstract submission is now open at http://soa.ics.ac.uk.
We are very pleased to announce the 6th International Fluid Academy Days (iFAD), which will take place on November 23-25th 2017 at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium. The iFAD is an innovative Critical Care Educational meeting in true SMACC spirit. This conference provides the highest quality of Critical Care education and is guaranteed to innovate and inspire. Recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting will be reviewed in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons.
The iFAD Faculty is the most provocative, engaging, motivating and inspiring group of international educational speakers and as organizing committee we want to ensure we have the participants, sponsors and endorsers to match. Together, we make iFAD stand apart from other Critical Care conferences.
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
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