CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 353  |  September 16th 2018

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Welcome to the 353rd 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 a randomised controlled trial comparing piperacillin-tazobactam with meropenem in patients with E coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteraemia and ceftriaxone resistance; systematic reviews and meta analyses on critically ill patients with tuberculosis & benzodiazepine use and neuropsychiatric outcomes in the ICU; plus observational studies on post-anaesthesia pulmonary complications after use of muscle relaxants & haemodynamic effects of an open lung strategy analyzed with echocardiography. There are also narrative reviews on understanding myocardial infarction & ARDS; commentaries on antibiotics for sepsis & aligning patient and physician incentives; and editorials on avoiding the term “fluid overload" & computerized protocols to replace physicians for managing mechanical ventilation; as well as correspondence on the EOLIA trial (being discussed at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2019). I'm out of time this week, so I'll post this week's Topic of the Week tomorrow.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on perioperative blood pressure targets.

Intensive Care Society State-of-the-Art Meeting 2018

State of the Art (SOA) is back, and this year it’s happening right in the heart of London, at the award-winning QEII Centre. There’s a jam packed three-day programme with ninety of the very best speakers, over thirty concurrent sessions, opening and closing plenary’s, and so much more! This year, we also have the SOAp Box with relaxed mini-talks in the Exhibition Hall, Cauldron, PechaKucha, E-posters, and our BRAND NEW Learning Suite, including immersive simulation, echo and POCUS live demonstrations. There are also FIVE different opportunities to present your work to peers!

SOA is the UK’s largest multi-professional critical care conference, and 2018 will definitely live up to this prestigious title. You’ll witness science, technology, core topics, pro-con debates, roundtable discussions, latest updates in the literature, medico-legal issues, and more. Importantly, the practical applications and what you can take back to your own departments underpin the aims of SOA. It’s not just work though. We want you to have a great time so have scheduled social events in the evenings as well as a fun run for those early morning adrenaline junkies! Learn, share knowledge, network, and return to your department feeling inspired, reinvigorated and ready to face the challenges and many rewards of critical care. Registration is available here.



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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