LITFL Review 250

Welcome to the 250th 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

Prone ventilation has a myriad of potential beneficial effects in respiratory failure. So why not try it in patients who are not intubated but hypoxic? Great and thoughtful stuff from Josh Farkas. [SO]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Core EM features a great video this week on performing an incision and drainage of a cutaneous abscess. [AS]
  • Why randomize a trial? Rory Spiegel discusses the issues that arise when we look at data that was non-randomized. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Think Upper GI bleeding is all drinkers and cirrhotics?  DFTB explore the subject in kids.  Bloody great overview. [CC]
  • US is the gift that keeps on giving. Here’s a great video and short blog piece on ALIEM on the use of US in paediatric LP. [CC]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • It’s conference season in Europe and the good, bad and the ugly are being demonstrated to eager learners.  Ross Fisher reminds us that less can be, and probably is, more.  [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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