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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.
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Dec 9, 2021

Dr Rob Mac Sweeney (Belfast, Northern Ireland) chairs a panel discussion on the results of the BOUGIE trial, comparing the use of a stylet with a bougie in 1102 patients requiring emergency intubation in either the emergency department or the ICU. The panelists are Prof Jonathan Benger (Bristol, England), Dr George Kovacs (Halifax, Canada), Dr Jean-Baptiste (Nantes, France) and Prof Sheila Myatra (Mumbai, India). They are joined by the trialists Dr Jon Casey (Nasville, USA), Dr Stacy Trent (Denver, USA), Dr Brian Driver (Minneapolis, USA) & Dr Matt Semler (Nashville, USA).

Dec 9, 2021

Dr Chris Nutt (Belfast, Northern Ireland) asks questions posed by viewers of the BOUGIE trial results presentation livestream. These are answered by Dr Matt Semler (Nashville, USA) and Dr Brian Driver (Minneapolis, USA). Prof Jonathan Benger (Bristol, England) also joins the discussion.

Dec 9, 2021

Prof Sheila Myatra (Mumbai, India) delivers an independent editorial on the BOUGIE trial, comparing the use of a stylet with a bougie in 1102 patients requiring emergency intubation in the emergency department or the ICU. Dr Matt Semler (Nashville, USA) and Dr Brian Driver (Minneapolis, USA) reply to the editorial and Prof Jonathan Benger (Bristol, England) also joins the discussion.

Dec 9, 2021

Dr Jon Casey (Nasville, USA), Dr Stacy Trent (Denver, USA) and Dr Brian Driver (Minneapolis, USA) present the results of the BOUGIE trial at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Results Livestream, on December 8th, 2021. The BOUGIE trial compared the use of a stylet with a bougie in 1102 patients requiring emergency intubation in the emergency department or the ICU.

Dec 6, 2021

Theresa Olasveengen (Oslo, Norway), Victoria Cornelius (London, England) and Christopher Seymour (Pittsburgh, USA) join trialists Mikael Fink Vallentin and Lars Andersen (Aarhus, Denmark), as well as editorialist Gavin Perkins (Coventry, England), to discuss the COCA trial.

Dec 6, 2021

Dr Chris Nutt asks Dr Mikael Fink Vallentin and Lars Andersen questions form the viewers, during the livestream presentation of the COCA trial results. The COCA trial investigates calcium for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and was presented at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Results Presentation Livestream on November 30th, 2021, with a simultaneous publication in JAMA.

Dec 6, 2021

Drs Mikael Fink Vallentin and Lars Andersen (University of Aarhus, Denmark) present the results of the COCA trial, investigating calcium for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The COCA trial results were presented at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Results Presentation Livestream on November 30th, 2021, with a simultaneous publication in JAMA.

Dec 6, 2021

Prof Gavin Perkins (University of Warwick) delivers an editorial on the COCA trial, investigating calcium for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The COCA trial results were presented at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Results Presentation Livestream on November 30th, 2021, with a simultaneous publication in JAMA.

Oct 26, 2021

Dr Bharath Kumar presents preliminary results of the HOPE trial and discusses the difficulties of undertaking research during a pandemic.

Oct 26, 2021

Bram Rochwerg (Hamilton, Canada), Paul Mouncey (London, England) & Colin McArthur (Auckland, New Zealand) join trialists Sheila Nainan Myatra (Mumbai, India), Bala Ventakesh (Brisbane, Australia) and Anders Perner (Copenhagen, Denmark), as well as editorialists Marion Campbell (Aberdeen, Scotland), to discuss the COVID STEROID 2 trial.

Oct 26, 2021

Chris Nutt (Belfast) asks investigators Sheila Nainan Myatra, Bala Venkatesh & Anders Perner questions from the viewers during the D STEROID 2 Trial Results Presentation. This trial result was presented at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Results Livestream, on October 21st, 2021

Oct 26, 2021

Prof Marion Campbell (Aberdeen, Scotland) delivers an editorial on the COVID STEROID 2 Trial, comparing 12mg with 6mg of dexamethasone in patients with severe COVID-19 and hypoxia, at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Result Livestream, on October 21st, 2021.

Oct 26, 2021

Sheila Nainan Myatra (Mumbai, India), Bala Ventakesh (Brisbane, Australia), Anders Perner (Copenhagen, Denmark) present the results of the COVID STEROID 2 Trial, comparing 12mg with 6mg of dexamethasone in patients with severe COVID-19 and hypoxia, at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Result Livestream, on October 21st, 2021.

Oct 13, 2021

Chief investigator Lars Andersen joins Rob Mac Sweeney to address some of the questions and comments that arose following the presentation and publication of the VAM-IHCA trial results, investigating vasopressin and methylprednisolone for in-hospital cardiac arrest.

Oct 1, 2021

Rob Mac Sweeney (Belfast) hosts an expert panel to discuss the findings of the VAM-IHCA trial, investigating vasopressin and methylprednisolone for in-hospital cardiac arrest. The panel consists of Katherine Berg (Boston), Bernd Botttiger (Cologne), Ranjit Lall (Coventry), Louise Morrison (Toronto), Spyros Mentzelopoulos (Athens), Lars Wiuff Andersen & Asger Granfeldt (Aarhus), and Spyros Mentzelopoulos (Athens). This trial result was presented at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Results Livestream, on September 29th, 2021.

Oct 1, 2021

Chris Nutt (Belfast) poses questions from the viewers to the lead investigators of the VAM-IHCA trial, Lars Wiuff Andersen and Asger Granfeldt. This trial result was presented at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Results Livestream, on September 29th, 2021.

Oct 1, 2021

Prof Spyros Mentzelopoulos (Athens, Greece) delivers an independent editorial on the VAM-IHCA trial, investigating vasopressin and methylprednisolone for in-hospital cardiac arrest. This trial result was presented at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Results Livestream, on September 29th, 2021

Oct 1, 2021

Asger Granfeldt & Lars Wiuff Andersen (Aarhus, Denmark) present the results of the VAM-IHCA trial, investigating the combination of vasopressin and methylprednisolone for in-hospital cardiac arrest. This trial result was presented at a Critical Care Reviews Trial Results Livestream, on September 29th, 2021.

Sep 3, 2021

Prof Alistair Nichol (Dublin & Melbourne) discusses why the REMAP-CAP adaptive platform trial has chosen to investigate ivermectin, given the controversy surrounding this agent.

Aug 23, 2021

Dr Lennie Derde is the Trial Steering Committee Chair and the European Coordinating Investigator for the REMAP-CAP project. She discusses the running of the REMAP-CAP trial, her background in critical care and infectious diseases, how she got into critical care research, the background of the REMAP-CAP trial and its current workload for her. We also review the output from the trial to date and finish by considering how this pandemic is likely to progress.

Aug 21, 2021

BaSICS trial leads Drs Fernando Zampieri & Alexandre Biasi Cavalcante join Rob Mac Sweeney to address some of the questions and comments that arose following the presentation and publication of the BaSICS trial results.

Aug 18, 2021

Niklas Nielsen, the chief investigator for the TTM2 trial, joins Rob Mac Sweeney to address some of the questions and comments that arose following the presentation and publication of the TTM2 trial results.

Jul 6, 2021

Prof Manu Shankar-Hari, the lead for the WHO REACT group's prospective meta analysis on interleukin 6 antagonism in patients hospitalised with COVID-19, joins Rob Mac Sweeney to discuss this important work

Jun 29, 2021

Prof Giuseppe Citerio (Milan) joins Rob Mac Sweeney to discuss  the global SYNAPSE-ICU study, investigating the use of intracranial pressure monitoring in acute brain injury.

Jun 24, 2021

Phil Gillen (Belfast) asks questions posed by the viewers of the TTM2 results livestream to the TTM2 trialists Niklas Nielsen, Josef Dankiewicz and Gisela Lilja.

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