CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 396  |  July 22nd 2019

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Welcome to the 396th Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, bringing you the best critical care research and open access articles from across the medical literature over the period of July 8th to 14th.

The highlights of this week's edition are randomised controlled trials investigating internal jugular & subclavian ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization, an incentive spirometer patient reminder after CABG & the effect of alirocumab on mortality after acute coronary syndromes; systematic reviews and meta analyses on erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in critically ill patients, extending thrombolysis using perfusion imaging & the west Africa (2013-16) Ebola virus disease epidemic; and observational studies on herpes simplex encephalitis, the effect of the route of nutrition on gut mucosa in ventilated adults with shock & multimorbidity states associated with higher mortality rates in organ dysfunction and sepsis.

There are also narrative reviews on ICU light and noise exposure, post-intensive care syndrome & high-frequency oscillatory ventilation; editorials on infection & enteral feeding intolerance; and commentaries on dealing with internet-based information obtained by families of critically ill patients & ensuring trial conduct is consistent with trial design.

This week's Topic of the Week is cardiac critical care, starting with a paper on arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death in today's Paper of the Day. If you only have time to read one review article this week, try this one on the global ultrasound check for the critically ill.

Hopefully, I'll get the last outstanding newsletter out tomorrow, which means I'll have finally caught up!



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CCR20 Meeting

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Now in it's 8th year, the Critical Care Reviews Meeting brings the chief investigators for the best critical care trials of the previous year to Titanic, Belfast, to discuss their studies. We aim to decide whether these trials are sufficiently robust to support their findings and if we should consider changing practice on the basis of them. To help in this endeavour we invite world leading experts to provide independent editorial overviews and have panel discussions to delve deep into the specifics of each trial. In addition, we also have detailed discussions on research methodology, to encourage critical thinking about the scientific findings which form the basis of our clinical practice. It's not just about specific trials though; for 2020, we have a distinguished panel of trialists, methodologists, statisticians and clinicians provide insight into the mysteries of clinical trial interpretation. We also have the annual honorary John Hinds Trauma Lecture, and finish the meeting with the incredibly popular "Informal Chat", where the faculty and delegates congregate in the bar and an enormous, meandering discussion about all things critical care takes place.

Based on our feedback from last year, we've reverted to keeping everyone on the same floor during breaks. In addition, we will also provide a sleeping area for those post-call to rest for a few hours as needed. As before, we are offering free childcare and a baby feeding area, where the meeting will live streamed. All dietary requirements are catered for also. Please get in touch if you have any specific needs. We sold out last year, so please don't delay if you want to attend. As usual, CPD points will be applied for in due course.

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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