Welcome to the 401st 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.
I'm short on time this week, so will forgo the usual newsletter summary, other than to say the videos from the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2019 are now being sequentially released every Sunday and Wednesday for the next number of weeks. They are also available in podcast format. If you plan on attending CCR20, registration is open.
This week's Topic of the Week is Minimally Invasive Extracorporeal Circulation, starting with a paper on inflammation and coagulation following minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation technologies in tomorrow's Paper of the Day.
- Full Text: Lasocki. ORI monitoring allows a reduction of time with hyperoxia in critically ill patients: the randomized control ORI2 study. Intensive Care Med 2019;epublished August 13th
- Full Text: Iranpour. Nasal high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) versus nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) as an initial therapy for respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm and near-term infants. BMJ Paediatr Open 2019;3(1):e000443
- Full Text: Li. Timing of continuous renal replacement therapy in patients with septic AKI: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Medicine 2019;98(33):e16800
- Abstract: Liu. High-dose methylprednisolone for acute traumatic spinal cord injury: A meta-analysis. Neurology 2019;epublished July 29th
- Full Text: Wösten-van Asperen. PICU mortality of children with cancer admitted to pediatric intensive care unit a systematic review and meta-analysis. Crit Rev Oncol Hematol 2019;142:153-163
- Abstract: Putzu. Blood Purification and Mortality in Sepsis and Septic Shock: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials. Anesthesiology 2019;131(9):580-593
- Full Text: Fernando. Diagnosis of elevated intracranial pressure in critically ill adults: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2019;366:l4225
- Abstract: Lee. Impact on Patient Outcomes of Pharmacist Participation in Multidisciplinary Critical Care Teams: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Crit Care Med 2019;47(9):1243-1250
- Abstract: Lambe. Hand Hygiene Compliance in the ICU: A Systematic Review. Crit Care Med 2019;47(9):1251-1257
- Abstract: Carlton. Cost of Pediatric Severe Sepsis Hospitalizations. JAMA Pediatr 2019;epublished August 12th
- Abstract: Kudo. The Treatment Intensity of Anticoagulant Therapy for Patients With Sepsis-Induced Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Outcomes: A Multicenter Cohort Study. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2019;25:1076029619839154
- Full Text: Blom. Women have lower chances than men to be resuscitated and survive out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Eur Heart J 2019;ehz297
- Abstract: Duval. Optimal Combination of Compression Rate and Depth During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Functionally Favorable Survival. JAMA Cardiol 2019;epublished August 14th
- Abstract: Flechet. Machine learning versus physicians’ prediction of acute kidney injury in critically ill adults: a prospective evaluation of the AKI predictor. Critical Care 2019;23:282
- Abstract: Jacquet-Lagrèze. Capillary refill time variation induced by passive leg raising predicts capillary refill time response to volume expansion. Critical Care 2019;23:281
- Full Text: Yang. Agreement Between Arterial Carbon Dioxide Levels With End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Levels and Associated Factors in Children Hospitalized With Traumatic Brain Injury. JAMA Netw Open 2019;2(8):e199448
- Abstract: Camporota. Lung Recruitability in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Crit Care Med 2019;47(9):1177-1183
- Abstract: White. A Multicenter Study of the Causes and Consequences of Optimistic Expectations About Prognosis by Surrogate Decision-Makers in ICUs. Crit Care Med 2019;47(9):1184-1193
- Abstract: Combes. Feasibility and safety of extracorporeal CO2 removal to enhance protective ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome: the SUPERNOVA study. Intensive Care Med 2019;45:592–600
- Full Text: Longhini. Electrical impedance tomography during spontaneous breathing trials and after extubation in critically ill patients at high risk for extubation failure: a multicenter observational study. Ann Intensive Care 2019;9(1):88
- Abstract: Laurent. “You helped me keep my head above water”—experience of bereavement research after loss of a loved one in the ICU: insights from the ARREVE study. Intensive Care Med 2019;epublished August 12th
- Full Text: Dargent. Corporeal Compression at the Onset of Septic shock (COCOONs): a compression method to reduce fluid balance of septic shock patients. Sci Rep 2019;9(1):11566
- Bakker. The effect of ICU-tailored drug-drug interaction alerts on medication prescribing and monitoring: protocol for a cluster randomized stepped-wedge trial. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2019;19(1):159
- Coudroy. High-flow nasal oxygen therapy alone or with non-invasive ventilation in immunocompromised patients admitted to ICU for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure: the randomised multicentre controlled FLORALI-IM protocol. BMJ Open 2019;9(8):e029798
- Jannati. Analgesia and sedation post-coronary artery bypass graft surgery: a review of the literature. Ther Clin Risk Manag 2019;15:773-781
- Garrett. Reflections on delirium – A patient’s perspective. JICS 2019;20(3):258–262
- Koch. Shock index in the emergency department: utility and limitations. Open Access Emergency Medicine 2019;11:179-199
- Pena-Hernandez. One approach to circulation and blood flow in the critical care unit. World J Crit Care Med 2019;8(4):36-48
- Aziz. Emerging role of cardiac computed tomography inheart failure. ESC Heart Failure 2019;epublished August 10th
- De Backer. Echocardiographic approach to shock. Journal of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2019;3:35
- Edelman. Difficult airway management algorithms: a directed review. Anaesthesia 2019;74(9):1121-1129
- Berg. Independent lung ventilation: Implementation strategies and review of literature. World J Crit Care Med 2019;8(4):49-58
- Battaglini. Perioperative anaesthetic management of patients with or at risk of acute distress respiratory syndrome undergoing emergency surgery. BMC Anesthesiology 2019;19:153
- Blaser. Citrulline and intestinal fatty acid-binding protein as biomarkers for gastrointestinal dysfunction in the critically ill. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2019;51:2
- Lahiri. Acute necrotising pancreatitis – early management in the district general hospital and tertiary hepato-pancreatico-biliary unit. JICS 2019;20(3):263–267
- Douvris. Mechanisms for hemodynamic instability related to renal replacement therapy: a narrative review. Intensive Care Med 2019;epublished August 12th
- Ito. Thrombomodulin in disseminated intravascular coagulation and other critical conditions—a multi-faceted anticoagulant protein with therapeutic potential. Critical Care 219;23:280
- Pereira. Pre-hospital environment bleeding: from history to future prospects. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2019;51:2
- Khoshmohabat. A review of the application of cellulose hemostatic agent on trauma injuries. Open Access Emergency Medicine 2019;11:171—177
- Frostick. Pre-hospital emergency medicine and the trauma intensive care unit. JICS 2019;20(3):242-247
- Cao. Introducing evidence-based practice improvement in Chinese neonatal intensive care units. Transl Pediatr 2019;8(3):257-261
- Cheah. Economic assessment of neonatal intensive care. Transl Pediatr 2019;8(3):246-256
- Martin. The rise, fall, and future direction of computer-assisted personalized sedation. Curr Opin Anesth 2019;32(4):480-487
- Teng. Innovation in sedation and analgesia training. Curr Opin Anesth 2019;32(4):472-479
- Murphy. Intraoperative Methadone in Surgical Patients: A Review of Clinical Investigations. Anesthesiology 2019;131(9):678-692
- Sharma. When “B” becomes “A”: the emerging threat ofinfluenza B virus. Eur Respir J2019;54:1901325
- Hwang. Is Post-Neurointensive Care Syndrome Actually a Thing? Neurocritical Care 2019;epublished August 16th
- Shelton. A new role for anaesthetists in environmentally‐sustainable healthcare. Anaesthesia 2019;74(9):1091-1094
- Charlesworth. Recycling old data – an ethical and pragmatic way to generate new evidence? Anaesthesia 2019;74(9):1087-1090
- Ioannidis. Options for publishing research without any P-values. Eur Heart J 2019;40(31):2555–2556
- Ioannidis. Publishing research with P-values: Prescribe more stringent statistical significance or proscribe statistical significance? Eur Heart J 2019;40(31):2553–2554
- Celi. The “inconvenient truth” about AI in healthcare. npj Digital Medicine 2019;2:77
- Shah. Cuffed tracheal tubes: guilty now proven innocent. Anaesthesia 2019;74(9):1186-1190
- Aramini. Giant bulla or pneumothorax: How to distinguish. Int J Surg Case Rep 2019;62:21-23
- Kawakami. Massive hemolysis due to Clostridium perfringens infection. Intensive Care Med 2019;epublished August 16th
- Park. Blood-sparing removal technique of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuit in a Jehovah Witness patient: Case report. Medicine 2019;98(31):e16740
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 Lecture, to be delivered by Prof Kathryn Maitland, entitled "A Higher Calling: Two Decades of Emergency Research in Africa", 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.
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Until next week
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