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Welcome to the 340th 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 CumminsSkeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine (SGEM) Xtra has posted Season #4 Book! Ken Milne continues in his quest to shorten the KT window in his latest season of the SGEM. (The first link also provides access to Books 1-3). [MMS]

 

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • Poisonings treated (and caused by) the ICU are presented in this latest post from the Maryland CC Project. Josh D. King, MD reviews common toxicities that warrant ICU admission as well as their toxidromes. Novel antidotes and several iatrogenic toxicities are discussed as well. [TCN]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • We don’t often feature Twitter thread, but this is an amazing diagnosis made using #POCUS post op/ See this thread by @PARADicmSHIFT [CMD]
  • Resa Lewis in her AHRQ commentary discusses POCUS as powerful and intimately connected to patient safety. Its strength and limitations should be understood in the context of clinical evaluation to elevate its practice. [MMS]
  • Pneumatosis Intestinalis is an important sign in the diagnosis of intraabdominal pathology- and can be seen with POCUS. Thanks Sonostuff for the clip! [SO]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Smallpox (variola) has been eradicated, but it remains in laboratories in the United States and Russia (and hopefully nowhere else). With herd immunity gone, the nightmare scenario now is a weaponized smallpox.. With that in mind, F. Perry Wilson, The Methods Man, takes us through tecovirimat, a newly FDA-approved treatment for smallpox. [RP]

The Best of #MedEdFOAM and #FOAMsim

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LITFL Review 340 Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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