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Welcome to the 318th 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 CumminsJanuary is National Slavery and Human Trafficking month. Listen to this insightful podcast from EM Pulse on a topic EM physicians need to dive into deeper. [MMS]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Know your MALA??  EMdocs have a new posting in their Educator series–with a new look, so ensure you click the educatory link to get the wonderful FOAM-y good stuff. [CC]
  • Dr Smith is a frequent LITFL Review favorite, but he has a particularly interesting case this week. [MG]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • Intubation during cardiac arrest in notoriously difficult, but this post from The Airway Jedi will show you the tricks you need to remember. [MG]
  • Nice post by Ryan Radecki on the utility of the qSOFA score as a screening tool.  This is a meta-analysis that has recently been published reviewing the utility of qSOFA in the ICU, hospital, and ED. [SR]
  • A 2015 post on Deranged Physiology on an important (and still controversial) topic was updated this week:  clearing the C-Spine in the unconscious patient. [SO]
  • More goodness from the 2017 Australian College of Intensive Care Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting: Paul Young talks on the future of GI bleeding in the ICU. [SO]
  • Zach Shinar, from ED ECMO, interviews French ECMOlogist Lionel Lamhaut and ethicist Cyrus Olsen about ECMO and organ transplantation. Ethics, money, organs, and ECMO… What more do you need in a podcast? [CN]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

  • This review of atrial fibrillation in kids is a must-read, if only for Sean Fox’s reminder that pediatric exceptionalism “engenders fear of caring for kids instead of empowering providers for staying abreast of the issues that make caring for kids unique and special.” A powerful message from the best at Pediatric EM Morsels! [RP]
  • There’s a quick review of bronchiolitis basics by John Cafaro at EMDaily. [RP]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • The Methods Man, F. Perry Wilson, sacrifices his body for science in his review of the Annals of Internal Medicine study suggesting a link between hot tea ingestion and esophageal cancer. If you’re interested in statistical quirks, this is your cup of tea! [RP]
  • A U of Louisville EM resident identifies what to look for in cardiac syncope as well as how to identify rare manifestations of serious and potentially fatal heart conditions in Syncope and ECGs at the Louisville Lectures. [ML]

The Best of #MedEdFOAM and #FOAMsim

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Last update: Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:23 pm

LITFL Review 318
Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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