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Trial results for TARGET, POPPI, MIND-USA, SUP-ICU & POLAR are out this week


Welcome to the 358th 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.

It's a big week in the critical care calendar with the annual ESICM LIVES congress on in Paris. There are three days of trial results, with many of the trials to be discussed at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2019 being presented. Today, there are the TARGET (standard vs augmented calorie delivery), POPPI (nurse-led preventative psychological intervention for critically ill patients) and MIND-USA trials (antipsychotics for ICU delirium), and on Wednesday there is SUP-ICU (proton pump inhibitor vs. placebo for stress ulcer prophylaxis) and POLAR (prophylactic hypothermia in patients with severe traumatic brain injuries). We might even be able to squeeze in one or two more of the other great trials being presented this week into our programme in Belfast. If you want to review the best trials of 2018 with their chief investigators, then Titanic is the place to be next January. As usual, ESICM are live streaming these trial results sessions each afternoon. The link for the feed is here (I think - it's not the easiest to find.)

There is a lot of great reading otherwise, with three of the trials being presented on Tuesday in Paris just published in Intensive Care Medicine, as well as an interesting trial in JAMA Surgery on cricoid pressure. There is also a fantastic series on mechanical ventilation from Annals of Translational Medicine, which we will cover for the next two weeks in our regular Topic of the Week, starting with a paper on the basics of respiratory mechanics: ventilator-derived parameters in today's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on enhanced recovery in surgical intensive care.




The Rest


The Rest

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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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