Critical Care Reviews Newsletter 449 20th July 2020

The Critical Care Reviews Newsletter, provides you with the best critical care research and open access articles from across the medical literature.
The highlights of this week’s edition are the peer reviewed preliminary results from the dexamethasone arm of the RECOVERY trial, the eagerly anticipated results from the STARRT-AKI trial, and health-related quality of life – a 6-month follow-up from the ADRENAL trial; systematic reviews and meta analyses on  tranexamic acid administration in traumatic brain injury & the association of delirium with long-term cognitive decline; and observational studies on the association between universal masking in a health care system and SARS-CoV-2 positivity among health care workers & another preliminary report of an mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. There are also narrative reviews on temporary circulatory support for cardiogenic shock, continuous‐flow left ventricular assist devices & the evaluation and management of shock in patients with COVID-19; editorials on the Covid-19 vaccine-development multiverse & the United States and the World Health Organization; and commentaries on airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2, communicating science in the time of a pandemic and improving clinical trial enrollment – in the Covid-19 era and beyond. Finally, correspondence has been published on CRASH 3 & remdesivir for Covid-19.
The full text of the issue is available via this link

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