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Welcome to the 332nd 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.

Apologies for the late delivery of this week's newsletter, but I was delayed finalising registration for #CCR19. As usual, next year's meeting features the best critical care trials of this year, including:

  • ICU-ROX - Oxygenation targets in mechanically ventilated patients
  • TARGET - Standard vs augmented calorie delivery
  • PARAMEDIC-2 - Adrenaline vs. placebo in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
  • SUP-ICU - Proton pump inhibitor vs. placebo for stress ulcer prophylaxis
  • POPPI - Nurse-led preventative psychological intervention for critically ill patients
  • APROCCHSS - Steroids (hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone) in septic shock
  • POLAR - Prophylactic hypothermia in patients with severe traumatic brain injuries
  • PHARLAP - Open Lung Strategy in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • SPICE 3 - Early goal-directed sedation vs. standard care in mechanically ventilated trials

Of course we also have the annual honorary John Hinds Trauma Lecture, plus an in-depth 90 minute panel discussion on the Future of Critical Care Trials and the hugely popular Informal Chat. As you would expect, there is a fantastic international faculty to deliver these talks. The meeting has also evolved to be be more child friendly, with a child care facility, breast feeding area and maternity / paternity leave registration rate. As the meeting has grown to two days, we will have a social event at the end of the first day, starting with a wine reception, followed by a tour through the Titanic Museum and finishing with music (with more food and drink) in the Titanic Hotel next door to Titanic. The second night there is a private rooftop party in the Merchant Hotel, although numbers for this are limited so don't be slow and miss out.

If you plan on attending #CCR19 then please consider taking the opportunity to stay for the weekend and seeing some of the local sights, both in Belfast and the surrounding area. You might be surprised to find out just what is on offer. There are two airports in Belfast, with links throughout the UK and Europe. Belfast City Airport is just a mile from Titanic, the venue for the meeting. Dublin airport, with links to North America, Europe, the Middle East and on to Australasia, is just a 90 minute drive away. Further details and registration are available on the meeting webpage.



Review Articles











Belfast, 18-19th January 2019

SMACC 2019

SMACC Sydney

Sydney, 26-29th March 2019


Women in ICM

London, February 6th

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


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