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LITFL Review 244

Welcome to the 244th 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

A gold, silver, and bronze performance in one week. An epic non-clinical focus three-for from Don’t Forget the Bubbles: The impacts of bullying on kids; A call for action against asylum seeker abuse on Nauru; and the effect of adults bullying in the workplace. [JS]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Duncan Chambler reviews the VASST Trial: Vasopressin vs Norepinephrine Infusion in Patients with Septic Shock. [SR]
  • The rise of TEG in FOAMed and CC circles has been as unstoppable as the British track cycling team of late, but is it all it’s cracked up to be?  Rory Spiegel tells us it’s no Wiggo…..[CC]
  • EMLIT-of-note, however, supports the use of TEG rather than the INR to predict those (cirrhotics) that need FFP ahead of invasive procedures, clearly it’s got more legs than an olympic sprint relay team [CC]
  • A thought provoking podcast discussing using novel vasopressors targeting different receptorscomes our way via the Maryland CCProject. [SO]
  • EMdocs discuss a great case of sepsis complicated by hypotension. Is the airway always the first consideration? (Maybe not.) [SO]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • Police in Canada seizing huge shipments of Elephant Tranquilisers ready for street use?  Are the Canadians trying a new tactic to slow Usain Bolt down? [CC]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics


The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


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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