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Welcome to the 317th 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 CumminsLearn to be a pediatric airway master with these fundamental moves from PEM Playbook. [MMS]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Justin Morgenstern and Casey Parker put together another fantastic January 2018 Journal club on papers you should know about including: Pulmonary embolism, pelvic examinations, door to diuretic time in CHF, and much much more. [SR]
  • Rob Orman publishes a podcast with thought leader Greg Moran on cellulitis. Which patients should we consider admitting vs discharging and single or double coverage antibiotics. [SR]
  • Lead aVL holds the key and is incredibly useful in these two subtle ECG cases (1 & 2). [MMS]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

  • Nice review of the TWIST Score in testicular torsion in pediatrics.  Still needs validation in the community setting, but a score of ≥5 had a PPV of 97 – 100%. [SR]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Eat it up: assessing nutrition risk for Malnutrition at the Louiville Lectures. [ML] 

The Best of #MedEdFOAM and #FOAMsim

  • A powerful and brave talk from Andy Tagg about mental health at DFTB17.  We need to normalize the act of asking for help instead of stigmatizing it.  Mental health should not be a stigma, sign of weakness, or a burden to others. [SR]

News from the Fast Lane

  • Michelle Johnston discusses medical errors, hospital system complexities, and system wide failure.  Many of us lay up at night, being self critical of ourselves, over-analyzing our own decisions and errors, and wondering, “am I good enough?” #BawaGarba  [SR]

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Last update: Feb 5, 2018 @ 6:42 am

LITFL Review 317
Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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