The 303rd Critical Care Reviews Newsletter brings you the best critical care research and open access articles from across the medical literature over the last week.
There are details of the ICS State of the Art conference in Liverpool on December 4th to 6th with speakers from not only within critical care but from outside it bringing insights from areas such as acute and specialist medicine and exercise physiology.
Research highlighted in the newsletter includes “Cellular Immunotherapy for Septic Shock”, “Does high flow nasal cannula oxygen improve outcome in acute hypoxemic respiratory failure? A systematic review and meta-analysis” and “A population based cohort study on the drug specific effect of statins on sepsis outcome”.
The full newsletter can be accessed via this link.
A supplemental Critical Care Reviews Newsletter covers five major research studies presented and published at this conference. These include the TRANSFUSE trial comparing transfusion of the freshest available blood with standard issue red cells. The ART trial investigates alveolar recruitment in ARDS. BREATHE evaluates the role of extubation to non-invasive ventilation in patients failing spontaneous breathing trials.
More details of the trials and about the conference can be found in the full text of the supplementary edition of the newsletter.
“The aim of this sixth edition is again to review recent advances in fluid management, and hemodynamic and organ function monitoring in the critical care setting in a comprehensive manner for intensivists, anaesthesiologists and emergency physicians as well as interested internists and surgeons. However the meeting will deal with any broad topic related to critical care. As always it is also a great way to promote professional interaction between faculty members, participants and delegates of the industry.
iFAD is an innovative Critical Care Educational meeting. This conference provides the highest quality of Critical Care education and is guaranteed to innovate and inspire. The iFAD Faculty is the most provocative, engaging, motivating and inspiring group of international educational speakers and as organizing committee we want to ensure we have the sponsors to match. Together, we make iFAD stand apart from other Critical Care conferences.”
Full details can be found on the conference website
This conference will be held at the Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool on 4th to 6th December 2017. The format has been redesigned to be more interactive and provide plenty of chance to ask questions, exchange views and network. Content highlights will include “peri-op medicine and ICU: the interface”, “all new all day trauma track” and “Is there a place for standalone HDUs?”. A full programme and booking details will be available soon. For more details see the meetings’ website via this link.
5th – 7th December, ExCEL Centre, London
The ICS’s State of the Art Meeting features clinically relevant content, open access education and increased interactivity including the use of social media.
This year, we are giving you not only the best of adult critical care, but also new ideas and fresh thoughts from acute medicine, cardiothoracics and PICU, as well as MacLaren F1 and Google Deepmind and many others. Our multidisciplinary focus is also even stronger, with a range of AHP speakers as well as the UK’s first professor of critical care nursing. The coverage of the plenary sessions includes RCTs in ICU and three unfinished revolutions in critical care
For more details on the programme, registration and submitting a poster follow this link. In addition podcasts and additional material from last year’s meeting are available open access via the website.
The 1st World Sepsis Congress will take place completely online on September 8th and 9th, 2016, as a prelude and introduction to the fifth World Sepsis Day on September 13th, 2016. Participation is open to everyone with an internet connection and is free of charge.
The first day commences with a session on “Sepsis a Global health Threat” followed by four sessions including prevention and patient safety and quality improvement. The second day includes eight sessions including a discussion on the evidence base, pathogen detection and long term consequences.
For more details on the congress including how to participate follow this link
This meeting will discuss major studies from 2016 together with consideration of the implementation of the results of the trials into daily practice. Professor Spahn from Zurich will deliver the John Hinds Trauma Lecture on the recently published European Trauma Guideline. Other talks will cover the new sepsis 3.0 definition and the PepaNIC trial comparing early with late initiation of parental nutrition of critically ill children. The where also be a series of short talks and discussions on research methodology.
Full details on the meeting including programme (though this is yet to be finalised) and booking details are available via this link.