LITFL Review 251

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Welcome to the 251st 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.

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Nick Cummins Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Ketamine for acute behavioural disturbance, the narrative summary from Andy Neill’s talk from EuSEM16, with a particular highlight of the Neill sedation assessment tool! [SL]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Should you be using the modified Sgarbossa criteria to diagnose acute coronary occlusions in the setting of a left bundle branch block? Core EM reviews the validation study of this approach. [AS]
  • Save more lives, be amazing at the basics.  This is a great blog from RCEM on Parkinson’s patientsin the ED. [CC]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Incredible post by Josh Farkas delving into the nuanced management of DKA including the lack of utility bicarbonate therapy in the initial management. [AS]
  • The ETM podcast features a counterpoint opinion on emergency surgical airways (Part 2) with Scott Weingart. See too Part 1 cast with Bruce Paix. A great listen. [AS]
  • qSOFA, we hardly knew ye. Josh Farkas reviews the attempted validation study of qSOFA noting that sensitivity was too low to recommend wide adoption. [AS]
  • The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine’s annual conference, LIVES 2016, began this weekend. The first sessions have already been blogged, thanks to Adrian and the social media team. [SO]
  • Tom Woodcock has posted an excellent stash of resources for learning about fluid physiology and the revised Starling principle. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • One of our own, Salim Rezaie, has a great series of posts on resuscitation sequence intubation. Check out part 1 and part 2 (part 3 coming soon)[SO]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • DFTB walk us through the paediatric airway assessment then the rarely encountered paediatric CICO.  Bicycle clips around the ankles?  Rehearse. [CC]

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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