LITFL Review 255

Welcome to the 255th 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 literal ripper of a review on thoracic aortic dissection, covering everything from presentation, symptoms and signs to help us pick up this too frequently missed presentation. [SL]

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • The Resus Room reviews the latest update on what we know on Stroke Thrombolysis from this month’s EMA.  There’s Odds Ratios and cans of worms strewn left right and centre…..[CC]
  • REBEL EM urges us to sit down and have a think about the PESIT trial before PE screening everyone who presents with a first episode of syncope. [ML]
  • Training in EM is not without its challenges. Janos Baombe takes on the UK perspective in this thoughtful post from St Emlyns. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Weingart sits down with Peter Brindley to discuss rudeness and how it affects the way we provide care. [AS]
  • Which is better for non-invasive ventilation: helmets or Facemask? Tom Pratt reviews a recent JAMA paper on the topic for the Bottom Line. [SO]
  • Thomas Woodcock takes on many preconceptions about albumin in intensive care in this very challenging post. He welcomes comments. [SO]
  • Josh Farkas discusses a recent trial looking at HFNC versus BIPAP post- extubation. Maybe we should be using HFNC more often? [SO]

The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • Neonatal resuscitation scares all of us, even the most seasoned peds EM veterans. Justin Morgenstern shares a quick guide to the first 10 minutes of the necessary evaluation. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • ALARA and TELE-POC are just some of the awesome acronyms you will be familiar with after this great review of a recent paper on Paed EM POCUS by the guys at DFTB.  Are we about to see a new dawn in Paediatric imaging? [CC]

The Best of #FOANed Nursing

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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