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Critical Care Reviews Podcast

The Critical Care Reviews Podcast discusses the biggest critical care trials, either planned or in progress, with their chief investigators. It's hosted by Rob Mac Sweeney, an intensivist in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We also release audio versions of the presentations from the Critical Care Reviews Meetings and ad hoc livestreams
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Now displaying: Category: Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2023
Feb 5, 2024

You're listening to the audio version of the TEAM trial presentation from the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2023. The TEAM trial investigated early active mobilisation in critically ill mechanically ventilated patients. The trial is presented by Carol Hodgson from Melbourne. Darren Taichman from Philadelphia, delivers the editorial. The session is chaired by Paul Mouncey (Pittsburgh).

Jan 26, 2024

Matthew Semler (Nashville, USA) presents the PILOT trial at the Critical care Reviews Meeting 2023, in Titanic Belfast. The PILOT trial compared low, intermediate and high oxygenation targets in critically ill mechanically ventilated patients.  Kath Maitland from Kigali, Kenya, delivers an independent editorial. The session is chaired by Chris Seymour from  Pittsburgh, USA. PILOT was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on November 10th, 2022.

Dec 3, 2023

Mark Peters and Doug Gould (both London) present the results of the OXY-PICU trial, comparing conservative with liberal oxygenation targets (SpO2 88-92% vs >94%) in critically ill children receiving invasive mechanical ventilation. Luregn Schlapbach (Zurich) delivers an independent editorial. They are joined by Victoria Cornelius (London), Bronagh Blackwood (Belfast), & Matthew Semler (Nashville) for a panel discussion. The session is chaired by Howard Bauchner (Boston).

Oct 12, 2023

Jan Jansen (Birmingham, USA) & Marion Campbell (Aberdeen) present the results of the UK-REBOA trial, investigating the use of REBOA in trauma patients with severe non-compressible torso haemorrhage. The editorial is delivered by John Holcomb (also from Birmingham, USA) and the session is chaired by Catriona Kelly from Dublin. The panel discussing the trial are Diana Cimpoesu (Ilsa, Romania), Caroline Leech (Coventry), Stephen Bernard (Melbourne) and Roger Lewis (Los Angeles).

Oct 12, 2023

Profs Nikki Curry (Oxford) and Karim Brohi (London) present the results of the CRYOSTAT-2 trial, evaluated early & empiric high-dose cryoprecipitate in patients with major traumatic haemorrhage. The editorial is delivered by Susan Rowell (Chicago) and the session is chaired by Phil Gillen from Belfast. The panel discussing the trial are Russell Gruen (Canberra), Caroline Leech (Coventry), John Holcomb (Birmingham, USA), Andrew Althouse (Pittsburgh) and co-investigator Simon Stanworth from Oxford.

Sep 8, 2023

Prof Ivor Douglas (Denver, USA) presents the CLOVERS trial, comparing an early restrictive fluid strategy with an early liberal fluid strategy in adult patients with sepsis-induced hypotension. Prof Fernando Zampieri (Edmonton, Canada), delivers an editorial. The session is chaired by Dr Paul Mouncey (London, England). 

Jul 27, 2023

Russell Gruen, Brian Burns and Stephen Bernard present the results of the PATCH-Trauma trial, investigating tranexamic acid in severe trauma. An independent editorial is delivered by Karim Brohi (London). Caroline Leech (Coventry) chairs a panel discussion consisting of Susan Rowell (Chicago), Carol Hodgson (Melbourne), John Holcomb (Birmingham, USA) and John Norrie (Edinburgh).

Jul 24, 2023

Glenn Eastwood presents the results of the TAME cardiac arrest trial, investigating mild hypercapnoea post cardiac arrest. He is joined by senior investigators Alistair Nichol (Dublin) and Stephen Bernard (Melbourne). An independent editorial is delivered by Lars Andersen (Aarhus). Darren Taichman (Philadelphia) chairs a panel discussion consisting of Flavia Machado (Sao paulo), Joyce Yeung (Birmingham, UK) and Andrew Althouse (Pittsburgh), as well as the other speakers.

Jul 6, 2023

Profs Matthew Prekker (Minneapolis) and Matthew Semler (Nashville) present the results of the DEVICE trial, comparing direct with video laryngoscopy for emergency intubation in the critically ill. Prof Ellen O'Sullivan (Dublin) delivers an editorial, followed by a panel discussion including Prof David Harrison (London), Dr Caroline Leech (Coventry), Dr Fiona Kelly (Bath) and Prof Alistair Nichol (Dublin). The session was chaired by Dr Catriona Kelly (Dublin).

These results were presented at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2023, held in Titanic Belfast on June 16th. The DEVICE trial was simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Jun 29, 2023

Profs Giovanni Landoni and Giacomo Monti present the results of the MERCY trial, comparing bolus administration with continuous infusion of meropenem in critically ill patients with sepsis and septic shock. The results were presented at the Critical Care Reviews Meeting 2023, in Titanic Belfast. Prof Flavia Machado (Sao Paulo) delivers an editorial. The panel discussion incldues Profs Kathy Rowan (London), Victoria Cornelius (London), Ivor Douglas (Denver) and Ewan Goligher (Toronto). The session was chaired by Chris Nutt (Belfast).

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