LITFL Review 213

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Welcome to the 213th 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.

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Jack Iwashyna delivers a mind-blowing talk on the role of heterogeneity in randomised controlled trials. Recorded at the ANZICS scientific meeting in October, it’s a must listen for anyone who practices critical care. Or medicine period, for that matter. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • For a brush up on endovascular therapy including the MR CLEAN trial check out this Core EM succinct overview on the topic. [SL]
  • Terrance Mcgovern shows how to build your own Face Mask Capnometer if you don’t have the luxury of having a CO2 sampling device already. [SR]
  • Steve Smith discusses how a clinical approach to the dichotomy of STEMI or NSTEMI hurts patients. It’s not just about the ECG and biomarkers. [AS]
  • Academic Life in Emergency Medicine has a great trick for nausea that you need to know! [MG]
  • The December Annals of Emergency Medicine audio summary is available. [MG]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Phillipe Rola presents a fascinating case of POCUS for neurological assessment. Really thought-provoking stuff. [SO]
  • James Day and Justin Kirk-Bayley from the UK have an amazing discussion with Daniel Lichtenstein, the grandfather of critical care ultrasound, in this podcast from the ICS State of the Art Meeting. [SO]
  • James Daley discusses right heart TAPSE with Ultrasound Podcast. TAPSE = Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion and it predicts prognosis/mortality in PE. [SR]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Excellent tips from Don’t Forget the Bubbles on making LPs in kids easier. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • For more than a year now, The University of Louisville has made its medical grand rounds viewable on its web site as FOAMed! While we await the 2016 entries, revisit an interesting talk from mid-December on refugee health care, Kentucky-style. [SO]

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

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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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