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Welcome to the 316th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM.

The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Nick CumminsErcast’s Rob Orman from sits down with performance coach Jason Brooks to discuss performance, reflection, burnout, stress inoculation, humility, fear of ignorance, and so many other great topics.  Always gratified, never satisfied. [SR, AS] 


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • More on sepsis: Dan Horner does a great review of the ADRENAL Trial (Steroids in Septic Shock).  In his analysis he states that hydrocortisone should be reserved for the sickest of the sick septic shock patients as there is really no mortality benefit.  As for the secondary outcomes…well we should always be skeptical of secondary outcomes. [SR]
  • Scott Weingart walks listeners through the hemodynamically neutral intubation. Don’t give meds and higher doses of meds that would drop the BP, take away sympathetic drive, and maintain spontaneous respirations (i.e. Awake Intubation, DSI, or combo of two). [SR]
  • Ryan Radecki reviews another interventional open label ischemic stroke trial: DEFUSE 3. This trial was stopped early and evaluated linterventional therapy out to 24 hours post stroke.  Like the DAWN trial, the key here is tissue viability, not time metrics. [SR]
  • Rory Spiegel (EMNerd) and Duncan Chambler (The Bottom Line) both review a recent article on the use of APRV for ARDS. The results of this trial were pretty astonishing—however given this was a small, single center trial, the results should be taken with a grain of salt. [SR]
  • Listen to the awesome Julia Wendon discuss the future of hepatic failure management in a podcast from the Intensive Care Network. [SO]
  • More updates from Deranged Physiology come in the form of excellent articles on arterial lines- start with this one on the transducer set up. [SO]
  • PHEMcast and Ian Roberts discuss a recently published meta-analysis on Tranexamic Acid. [CW]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • The International Fluid Academy Day 2017 continues to upload videos as #foamed to their Vimeo channel. Here is Martin Balik discussing pericardial diseases and ultrasound. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Screening for Depression video from the University of Louisville has a very interesting final section on using computer technology for treatment of depression. [ML] 

The Best of #MedEdFOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Capitalize on the processes and outcomes in cases that are excellent with Amazing & Awesome (A&A) rounds at your institution. [MMS]
  • Simmers! Learn some strategies to stay up to date on the diverse sources available to simulation educators and share what you use to do so. [MMS]

News from the Fast Lane

  • Andrew Davies completes part 1 of his best moments of 2017 with part 2 in the Mastering Intensive Care Podcasts. With such excellent guests this is a must listen. [SO/ML]

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Last update: Jan 29, 2018 @ 5:44 am

LITFL Review 316
Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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