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LITFL Review 175

Welcome to the 175th 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

If you are trained in transcutaneously pacing then you absolutely must read part 1 and part 2 of Transcutaneous Pacing Success, over at the EMS 12-Lead Blog. [MG]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • This years EMCrit Critical Care Conference Blast Winner: Ice Water Baths for Rapid Cooling in Hyperthermia from Adaira Landry. [AS]
  • Should we be giving empiric antibiotics post-resuscitation in all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests?  Yes, according to this study. Not so fast, according to Chris Bond’s latest blog entry. [AS]
  • How to perform an awake intubation by Scott Weingart from SMACC Gold [AS]
  • Haney Mallemat guest-authors a post on emDocs.net detailing how care of the obese patient in the ED is affected by their body habitus. [AS]
  • Two new talks from the All NYC EM Podcast: CPR that Saves Lives from Salime Rezaie, and Aortic Dissection from Rob Rogers. [AS]
  • Following the publication of the ProMISe trial, the NEJM Forum has featured a running debate with commentaries and answers from experts, including Kathy Rowan, the PI of the study. Check it out, and add your questions here. [SO]
  • John Hinds talks about airway management in the ED and gives some great advice on how to develop an EM-delivered service. [SL]
  • Listen to The Aikido of emergency sedation podcast, where Minh Le Cong, Casey Parker and Tim Leeuwenberg talk about providing martial arts-level care for acutely agitated patients in remote locations. [SL]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • Ever heard of methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)? No? Oh, wait… how about bath salts? The Poison Review looks at the latest paper from the ToxIC Registry on laboratory-confirmed cases of MDPV toxicity [JAR]
  • Did you know that bupropion has cocaine-like effects when you snort it? Neither did the manufacturer, it seems. Check out Leon Gussow’s review on therapeutic drugs that were thought not to have abuse potential, but do. [JAR]
  • Suicide and risk assessment goes hand in hand with Toxicology. Casey Parker from broomedocs.com shares his lecture from the recent SWEETS Emergency Medicine Conference in Stockholm [JAR]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Top 3 Peds Articles you need to know, with Richie Cantor via Essentials of Emergency Medicine. [AS]
  • The SGEM discusses how long before kids with concussions can return to activity. [AS]
  • On Paediatric Trauma, Ross Fisher continues the debate on whether pediatric trauma victims should be treated as little adults, on whether our adult skills translate well in caring for children? [SL]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

Just two weeks online and already a slugger’s home run! The University of Louisville’s Louisville Lectures contributes nearly a hundred didactics, grand rounds and other special lectures from their internal medicine residency program archives to the greater #FOAMed community. Their YouTube videos and iTunes/RSS podcasts can be freely accessed by specialty or by posting date.  [ML]


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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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