LITFL Review 178

Welcome to the 178th 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 week, the EMCrit podcast features part 2 of “Who Needs an Acute PCI” with Dr Steve Smith. This, along with part 1, is a must listen for all providers. [MG]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Does CAP therapy need to included coverage of atypical microbes? PulmCCM reviews the NEJM article bringing traditional care into question. [AS]
  • EM Lyceum reviews debatable issues in the management of potential spinal cord injuries. [AS]
  • Dave Schriger discusses “Whose Risk are You Managing?” at Essentials of Emergency Medicine. [AS]
  • A really useful introduction to pressors and inotropes in the ED from the HEFTEMcast guys this week. [CC]
  • St. Emlyn’s journal club covers an article comparing subdissociative ketamine to morphine for acute pain management. Natalie May blogs about the virtues of ketamine as an analgesic and takes the opportunity to discuss the difference between superiority, non-inferiority, no difference and equivalence. Now we just have to wait for the ‘drought to end’….[CC, AS]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Amazing video capture of an open cric performed on an arresting patient via Reuben Strayer using the scalpel, finger, bougie technique. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • Can you predict which of your withdrawing alcohol dependent patients will develop DTs?  There may be some predictive tests out there, but then again…..[CC]

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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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