CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 370  |  January 13th 2019

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It's Critical Care Reviews Meeting Week


Welcome to the 370th 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.

After over a year of planning, it's finally the week of the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2019. The chief investigators and investigators for the best critical care trials of 2018 will be in Belfast to discuss their trials and express their views on what clinicians should do now in light of their trial's results. With faculty and delegates traveling from across the world, a high-end scientific programme, a family-friendly environment (our creche is full), as well as a comprehensive social programme, this promises to be a fantastic, modern meeting. We are hosting the results presentation of the ANZICS CTG PHARLAP trial, investigating the open lung approach in ARDS. For those unable to join us in Titanic, we will be freely live-streaming this session at 9am local time on Thursday January 17th, including results, editorial, questions and panel discussion on our Critical Care Reviews vimeo channel. As usual, all other talks will be recorded and released for free viewing in the weeks after the event.

The highlights of this week's edition are randomised controlled trials comparing enteral and intravenous sedation of critically ill patients & conservative fluid management after sepsis resuscitation, and systematic reviews and meta analyses on ECMO for ARDS & haloperidol for delirium. There are also guidelines on neuroanesthetic emergenciesperi-operative care of people with dementia; narrative reviews on the endothelial glycocalyx & weaning failure of cardiovascular origin; editorials on artificial intelligence in the ICU & a biomarker-based stratification tool for pediatric ARDS; and a commentary on managing renal transplant recipients.

As we are just a few days away from #CCR19, this week's Topic of the Week is part II of a series looking at the trials to be presented at Titanic, starting with the SUP-ICU trial investigating pantoprazole for stress ulcer prophylaxis in the ICU in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

Hopefully on Thursday either I'll see you in Titanic or you'll see me on our live-stream! The url is






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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