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Welcome to the 362nd 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 long-term outcomes of the randomised controlled trials IABP-SHOCK II & AMACING; systematic reviews and meta analyses on ICU diaries & aerosolized antibiotics for ventilator-associated pneumonia; and observational studies on late awakening in survivors of postanoxic coma & safety of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy during VV ECMO. There are also guidelines on paediatric advanced life support, the use of antiarrhythmic drugs during and immediately after cardiac arrest, & a 2018 international consensus on cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care science. In addition, there are narrative reviews on nutrition support and tight glucose control in critically ill children, what a clinician should know about a renal replacement membrane, & zero point survey; plus editorials on randomised clinical trials & shear stress regulation of endothelium; and commentaries on serum creatinine in the critically ill patient & the future of the ICU: finding treatable needles in the data haystack.

Based on a series in Annals of Translational Medicine, this week's Topic of the Week is ventilator-associated pneumonia, starting with a paper on lung ultrasound for diagnosis and monitoring of VAP in tomorrow's Paper of the Day. If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on probiotics in the critical care unit: fad, fact, or fiction?.

Professor Tim Evans

It is with great sadness we mark the death of Prof Tim Evans, one of the founders of the UK Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and a central figure in the development of intensive care medicine as a speciality in the UK. A practising intensivist at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, he was an internationally renowned expert in respiratory critical care and ARDS. Prof Evans left an indelible impression on those with whom he worked and a legacy of a vibrant national critical care research community.



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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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