CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 344  |  July 15th 2018

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CCR18 ART 800

Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2018 talks: Prof Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti (Sao Paulo, Brazil) presents

The ART Trial

Editorial by Prof Alistair Nichol (Dublin / Melbourne)


Welcome to the 344th 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.

The highlights of this week's edition are randomised controlled trials on perioperative intra-aortic balloon pump use in high-risk cardiac surgery patients & near-continuous glucose monitoring; systematic reviews and meta analyses on apneic oxygenation & timing of tracheostomy; and observational studies on inferior vena cava filters & medication diluents as a contributor to cumulative volume and hyperchloremia. There is also a guideline on perioperative cell salvage; as well as narrative reviews on cerebrovascular resistance, heart transplantation & bioterrorist attacks; plus editorials on MAP of 65: target of the past?, terlipressin or norepinephrine, or both in septic shock? & professional medical societies: do we have any conflict of interest with industry?.

In addition, there are commentaries on intravenous selenium & hydroxyethyl starch, as well as continued correspondence on whether hydroxyethyl starch be banned? ("yes" is the short answer...). This week's Topic of the Week is the second of a two part series on neurological emergencies, starting with a paper on the neuroprognostication of cardiac arrest patients in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one article this week, try this observational study from my friend Jon Silversides' RADAR project, looking at the very topical issue of deresuscitation (paywalled article unfortunately; here's a different narrative review on the same topic if you can't access it) .



Review Articles















Belfast, 18-19th January 2019

SMACC 2019

SMACC Sydney

Sydney, 26-29th March 2019


Women in ICM

London, February 6th

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Until next week


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