Publication Details

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2018 Year in Review in Critical Care


Annals of Thoracic Medicine

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Arabi YM1,2,3, Gouda A3, Ali YA4.


1 College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

2 King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

3 Department of Intensive Care, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

4 Alfaisal University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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The objective of this review is to highlight major randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in critical care in 2018. Through literature search, we identified 16 studies published in the year 2018 in high impact medical journals. These studies have been chosen based on the significance and the relevance of questions addressed and on the methodology. Common features among these studies include the large number of patients, being multicenter and multinational and the generalizability of the results to multiple and heterogeneous settings. The articles were grouped based on major area of focus and the clinical question that has been investigated.