LITFL Review 247

Welcome to the 247th 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

Simulationists, join Ben Symon’s Simulcast Journal Club discussion, reviewing recently published reporting guidelines for simulation research. [JS]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Uterine inversion is rare and life-threatening, the perfect storm in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. EM Cases reviews some basics and advanced techniques for management. [AS]
  • A great succinct overview of scoring systems in suspected appendicitis from HEFT EMCAST. [SL]
  • Another great flavour of this month’s EMJ papers from Rick Body and Simon Carley covering procedural sedation, triage gestalt and much more. [SL]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • An excellent reminder from UOTW to check for obstructive uropathy in all patients with new onset renal failure. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Don’t Forget the Bubbles takes a really interesting look at the evolution of Meningococcal B vaccine. [JS]
  • St. Emlyn’s reviews the new term BRUE for the old disease ALTE and gives some great tips on determining what the event was and helping you decide what to do. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • Louisville Lectures is hosting Boot Camp, part three with even more  essentials for CrossFit wannabes, AKA new medical interns.


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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