CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 385  |  April 29th 2019

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The latest addition to the CCR20 Programme


Welcome to the 385th 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 two randomised controlled trials comparing levetiracetam with phenytoin in paediatric status epilepticus; a systematic review and meta analysis on renal replacement therapy strategies for septic-acute kidney injury; and observational studies on fragility of statistically significant findings in pediatric critical care & neuron specific enolase after cardiac arrest.

There are also guidelines on perioperative red blood cell transfusion & medical applications of blockchain technology; narrative reviews on brainstem haemorrhages & sepsis-associated acute kidney injury; a commentary on the four horsemen of irreproducibility; and editorials on intelligently learning from data & endotypes to guide antibiotic discontinuation in sepsis.

This week's Topic of the Week is transfusion in remote damage control resuscitation, starting with a paper on the need for dried plasma in today's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on critical care echocardiography.



Review Articles








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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