CCR-Newsletter-BannerNewsletter 429  |  March 1st 2020

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Welcome to the 429th 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. As you might expect, this issue is dominated by the COVID-19 emergency, with a range of publications addressing this topic. The CCR COVID-19 webpage has also been added, including the best evidence to date, as well as guidelines, reviews, commentaries and links to additional resources.

The highlights of this week's edition are randomised controlled trials on nerinetide for acute ischaemic stroke & decompressive craniotomy for severe traumatic brain injury; systematic reviews and meta analyses on high-flow nasal oxygen as apneic oxygenation during endotracheal intubation in critically ill patients & the clinical characteristics of 50,466 hospitalized patients with 2019-nCoV infection; and observational studies on positive RT-PCR test results in patients recovered from COVID-19 & a summary of 72 314 cases of 2019-nCoV from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. There are also guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of 2019-nCoV infected pneumonia & tracheal intubation in patients with COVID-19; narrative reviews on extracorporeal support of multiple organ failure & antimicrobial de-escalation; a commentary on practical considerations and management strategy of COVID-19 for intensivists; an editorial on antimicrobial de‑escalation; as well as correspondence on CITRIS-ALI and organ donation during the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic.

This week's Topic of the Week is COVID-19 part II, starting with a paper on what anaesthetists should know about this new coronavirus outbreak in yesterday's Paper of the Day.

If you only have time to read one article this week, try this one on new insights on a rapidly changing COVID-19 epidemic.



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