CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 392  |  June 17th 2019

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Welcome to the 392nd 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 comparing pressure support vs T-piece ventilation strategies during spontaneous breathing trials & analgesia-first sedation; systematic reviews and meta analyses on medical reversals & enhanced physical rehabilitation following ICU discharge; and observational studies, including a re-analysis of the FEAST trial, examining the effects of saline or albumin fluid bolus in resuscitation, & long-term outcome after prolonged mechanical ventilation.

There are also guidelines on ARDS & suspected immediate perioperative allergic reactions; narrative reviews on pulmonary embolism & frailty assessment; editorials on post-intensive care syndrome & achieving nutrition goals; and commentaries on post-traumatic stress in the ICU & medical misinformation. There is also a fantastic series from Critical Care on The Future of Critical Care Medicine.

This week's Topic of the Week is the second in a three part series on the evaluation of scientific publications from the German journal Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, starting with a paper on avoiding bias in observational studies in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.

Given the apparently high rate of influenza infection in Australia at present, if you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on influenza virus-related critical illness.



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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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