LITFL Review 243

Welcome to the 243rd 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

EM Nerd Rory Spiegel gives us statistical non-nerds an excellent and important education in descriptive statistic in a case of central tendencies. [SO]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • PulmCrit puts on his antibiotic steward hat and provides six reasons to avoid fluroquinolones in the critically ill. [JS]
  • Check out the Core EM post on post-intubation sedation with some great tables for clinical reference. [AS]
  • Steve Mathieu discusses the recently published VANISH Trial: Early Vasopressin vs Norepinephrine on Kidney Failure in Patients with Septic Shock. [SR]
  • Phillipe Rola and Thomas Woodcock discuss the glycocalyx and fluid therapy in this excellent podcast. After listening, you might want to rethink using any colloid. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics


The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Don’t be sad that there is no new lecture this week, instead view it as a second chance to visit Louisville Lectures’ Treating Depression in the Primary Care Setting. This presentation is applicable for all patient care settings so long as appropriate follow-up can be arranged. [ML]


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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