LITFL Review 194

Welcome to the 194th 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

When is ST elevation not ACS? Read Stephen Smith’s blog for a great case demonstrating that ST elevation = ischemia but not necessarily coronary occlusion. [AS]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • A primer on xanthochromia from Boring EM. [AS]
  • EM Cases discusses the workup and management of patients with sickle cell disease presenting to the ED with pain. [AS]
  • CTPA’s might not be quite the gold standard test you were hoping for, a review of a paper on the topic from emlitofnote is well worth a read. [SL]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Excellent case and discussion of the utility of ultrasound in the assessment of vision loss or acute vision change from ALiEM. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Excellent tips from Ross Fisher on overcoming performance anxiety and making your presentation great. [AS]

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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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