LITFL Review 246

Welcome to the 246th 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

Rory Spiegel again turns his skeptical eye to the dramatic results of the endovascular treatment of stroke studies. This time around he’s discussing why the THRACE study, while positive, gives us cause to restrain our excitement. [AS]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • So you’ve read REACT2 which says there’s no difference in mortality between pan-CT vs focused imaging + plain radiographs in assessing injuries from major blunt trauma.  So what use is the humble chest X-ray in trauma?  The Resus Room discuss a recent paper on the matter.[CC]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • A great clinical review from DFTB on Paediatric asthma aimed at the pre-hospital crew discussing some commonly held beliefs on the topic [CC]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Excellent post and insights on teaching procedural skills from Casey Parker. [AS]
  • More great discussion on how we think and cognitively debias in the BroomeDocs discussion of the Debiasing dance. [AS]
  • Alan Grayson reflects on how trainers and EDs can care for their trainees and how to meet the challenges facing EM together, particularly in the UK, whilst revealing his inner Whitney. [CC]

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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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