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LITFL Review 159

Welcome to the 159th 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

This Will Revolutionize Education is a much-watch video for all educators at any level, on the role of innovation and the role of the teacher. [AS]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Amal Mattu reviews a case of a 17-year-old with a wide irregular rhythm and discusses the proper management, as well as changes to the ACC/AHA guidelines, for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. [AS}
  • Should every patient who presents to the ED with chest pain get an US? Steve Smith argues that the answer may be yes. [AS]
  • Mucormycosis is rare but deadly; the perfect storm of Emergency Medicine diseases. Andy Neill reviews the basics of the disease and some features that can help with diagnosis. [AS]
  • Here’s a great review of Ludwig’s angina from the Mayo Clinic’s EMBlog. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


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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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