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CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 374  |  February 11th 2019

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Welcome to the 374th 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 EEG-guided anesthetic administration on postoperative delirium among older adults undergoing major surgery & high-flow nasal cannula versus oxygen face mask for environmental bacterial contamination in critically ill pneumonia patients; systematic reviews and meta analyses on assessing intubation difficulty and intravenous IgM-enriched immunoglobulin (pentaglobin) in sepsis or septic shock; observational studies on andexanet alfa for bleeding associated with factor Xa inhibitorssynergy between norepinephrine and terlipressin during septic shock There are also guidelines on fluid administration for acute circulatory dysfunction using basic monitoring & optimal use of the polymyxins; narrative reviews on decompressive craniectomy for ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury & artificial intelligence systems for complex decision-making in acute care medicine; editorials on brain death determination & transplanted heart patients; as well as commentaries on the downside of aggressive volume administration in critically ill patients & the path to diagnostic excellence.

This week's Topic of the Week is pulmonary hypertension, starting with a paper on intensive care, right ventricular support and lung transplantation in patients with pulmonary hypertension in today's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on perspectives on the great influenza pandemic of 1918–1919.



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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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