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LITFL Review 182

Welcome to the 182nd 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

Essentials of Emergency Medicine is offering a US resident scholarship in partnership with ALiEM and EMCrit for the October Essentials course in Las Vegas. Check it out and apply now! [AS]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Great pearl from the University of Maryland on the significance of discordant U waves in relation to cardiac ischemia. [AS]
  • Rich Carden reminds us of an often-neglected area of EM with this great blog on St Emlyns; Are we doing all we can for Mental Health? [SL]
  • Are hyperacute T-waves diagnostic of infarction in the setting of a paced rhythm? Find out at Dr Smith’s ECG Blog. [MG]
  • The May edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine audio summary is now available! [MG]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • The Maryland Critical Care Project has a great talk on toxic haemoglobinopathies,specifically carbon monoxide and methaemoglobinaemia. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Excellent vodcast from Matt, Mike and Mike on POCUS for DVT diagnosis with step by step demonstration (feat. Jacob Avila). [AS]
  • Even inexperienced trainees can rapidly learn to assess patients for the presence of B-lines on POCUS according the this weeks SGEM podcast. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • The Centre of Evidence-based medicine has put up a wonderful set of video lectures debating the value of evidence-based medicine. All come from the recent “Evidence Live” event, and are definitely worth a listen. [SO]
  • Everything you ever wanted to know about urinary tract infections,  this week’s Louisville Lecture. [ML]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • The EM Mindset series from EMDocs.net continues with Andy Sloas discussing the role of the Emergentologist. [AS]
  • Excellent basic overview from BoringEM of a critical statistical concept in decision making: the Likelihood Ratio. [AS]
  • Talking about the elephant in the room, Howard Ovens discusses the ‘Free’ in FOAMed and investigates the idea of funding FOAMed to achieve sustainability. [SL]

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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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