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Welcome to the 332nd 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.

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The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Nick CumminsPulmonary embolism risk stratification is a must when working up your patients. FOAMCast goes over the current guidelines, while the latest SGEM episode discusses the PROPER trial with guest skeptic Jeff Kline. [MMS]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • In this post from ALIEM, the case is made regarding ketamine for ethanol withdrawal. There is a review of the pathophysiology of ethanol withdrawal and how ketamine works in the CNS. Three studies are detailed and their results would indicate there is a potential benefit of ketamine in select ethanol withdrawal patients. [TCN]
  • Rory Spiegel dives into a hot off the press publication on bougie first intubation. It may be time for a paradigm shift of bougie as a rescue device. [SR]
  • Clay Smith reviews a recent paper on atraumatic needles for lumbar puncture. Why are we still using the standard LP needles that come in the kits? [SR]
  • Justin Morgenstern is at it again reviewing some papers of the month for May 2018. If you want to hear the audio version checkout his podcast with Casey Parker over at broome docs. [SR]
  • Which abscess needs antibiotics? Which need to be drained? How should they be drained? Rob Bryant gives a fantastic literature review of these questions in the ever-changing evolution of abscess management. [MMS]
  • Here’s EMCrit’s podcast on Part II of TTP and DIC, which features Tom DeLoughery’s treatment recommendations. [SN]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • The Tox and the Hound blog reviews a common but often mis/underdiagnosed entity: alcoholic ketoacidosis (AKA). [AS]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #MedEdFOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Nervous about your next presentation? Check out these top seven tips on rehearsing your presentation on the first Medutopia blog post. [MMS]
  • Mike Gisondi discusses strategic planning to foster critical changes in your educational leadership teams to become harder, better, faster, stronger. [MMS]

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