Hi All For this month’s paper I thought we’d look at one of critical care’s Cinderella topics namely nutrition. Have a look at this paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19777207 To quote Morrissey/Marr the question is “How soon is now….”? “Hi Rob and others Based on this meta analysis there does seem to be a paucity of evidence in … More July 2017 Journal Club
In patients with a variety of acute neurosurgical ‘injuries’ the absence of pupillary responses, and failure of mannitol (or similar agent) to alter this, is often used as evidence for futility and subsequent refusal of surgical intervention (+/- transfer, if from a DGH). Is this a reasonable? A – A neurological “injury” worth mentioning, although not a neurosurgical one, is … More Neurosurgery – decision to operate
Thursday 12th October – Careers day. Poster: ICS Career Day 4th September – Stress & Burnout. Poster: ICS Wellbeing and Burnout Seminar
Next MY FICE course November. Please see flyer here. Local faculty, very good feedback from last year and a great way to get your first supervised cases done.
Hi Everyone I know I don’t usually send out review articles in journal club but please indulge me this month as it’s a bit of a pet subject for me…… Have a read of this wonderful article (by 2 very big names in the global ICU community) here http://www.oapublishinglondon.com/abstract/431 It is deliberately provocative (and I … More June 2017 Journal Club
Details here: Reg Prize 2017 Call for papers It’s a nice CV filler. Deadline 14th July.
A bit of a 2 for 1 job this month as we discussed two papers touching on similar themes; namely what’s the best “non-invasive” option to manage acute onset, non-cardiac, respiratory failure? Paper 1 (http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1503326#t=article) Paper 2 (http://journals.lww.com/ccmjournal/Abstract/2016/02000/Failure_of_Noninvasive_Ventilation_for_De_Novo.6.aspx) Have a read of the comments below and feel free to add your own! Re paper 1 “Hi … More April / May 2017 Journal Club