This edition of journal club looks at two articles in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) of circa 30,000 patients studied at Vanderbilt Medical Centre, USA.

One in non-critically ill patients. Click here:

The other in critically ill adult patients:

Accompanied by a very balanced Editorial by Professor John Myburgh. Click here:

Featuring Monty Mythen and his guest Andy Shaw, Professor and Chief, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and a Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (UK).