LITFL Review 140

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Welcome to the 140th 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 Global FOAM.

The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Nick Cummins Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Scott discusses two great resources of critical care FOAM goodness on the EMCrit Wee: Rob MacSweeney’s weekly Critical Care Reviews Newsletteras well as the new, FOAM journal Critical Care Horizons – Free to Read, Free to Publish, Free to Challenge and Inspire. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • Something to think about next time you try a ‘boutique’ spirit…an unusual case involving centipede-infused alcohol from EBM Gone Wild [JAR]
  • Leon Gussow of the Poison Review looks at an article on adverse health effects from marijuana from NEJM [JAR]
  • Heard of ZohydroER? This drug was approved by the FDA despite being voted down by its scientific committee. Leon discusses this interesting area on his blogpost [JAR]
  • An interesting case report about ‘Crazy Monkey’, another synthetic cannabinoid out there, this presentation was a little different though… [JAR]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Is research necessarily true if it can be reproduced? How do we improve our research methods for the future? In this talk given at Google, Dr John P.A. Ioannidis of Stanford University discusses how to improve reproducibility and research efficiency. [MG]
  • No more glazed over look when reading research on new diagnostic test! Academic Life in Emergency Medicine demystified the bland-altman plot. [MG]

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Marjorie Lazoff, MD FACP. Board certified internist with clinical background in academic emergency medicine, currently the founder of The Healing Red Pen, an editorial consulting company. Dr Lazoff is a full-time editor and strong supporter of FOAMed.

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