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The latest addition to the #CCR19 meeting programme


Welcome to the 348th 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 terlipressin versus noradrenaline for AKI in acute-on-chronic liver failure, restricted fluid bolus volume in early paediatric septic shock & early CPAP in acute respiratory failure in children with impaired immunity; systematic reviews and meta analyses on complications and failures of central vascular access devices & laryngeal injury and upper airway symptoms after intubation during critical care; and guidelines and position statements on steroid therapy for sepsis, disorders of consciousness & spinal motion restriction in trauma. In addition, there are also excellent narrative reviews on cerebral edema in traumatic brain injury, immunoadjuvant therapy in sepsis prehospital ultrasonography

This week's Topic of the Week is space medicine, starting with a paper on anaesthesia in space in tomorrow's Paper of the Day. If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on guideline- and pathophysiology-based protocols for neurocritical care.

Prof Jason Sperry (Pittsburgh) is the latest speaker to be added to the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2019, where he will discuss the very recently published PAMPer trial, reporting a lage mortality benefit from the use of plasma in trauma by prehospital air medical teams. If you haven't registered yet for the expanded two day meeting, where chief investigators for the best critical care trials of 2018 come to Titanic, Belfast, to discuss their work, then don't wait too long or you might miss out!



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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