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LITFL Review 268

Welcome to the 268th 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

The new Surviving Sepsis guidelines are out and Josh Farkas takes them to task for continuing to purport dogmatic teaching about sepsis care. [AS] Agree, important summary of sepsis myths in need of debunking [ML]

Rob “The Machine” Mac Sweeney’s Critical Care Reviews 2017 book has been released. Summarising all the best critical care trials of 2016, it’s a must read. [SO]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • Remember THAT photo: ECMO in the Louvre?  ScanCrit discuss the recently published case report.  Awesome…or awesome waste of resource? [CC]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  •  Anterograde amnesia and opiate poisoning served up with a warning about causation and correlation for the poison review team. [CC]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • The ICENet Blog has an excellent review of naturalistic decision making and the role it plays in Emergency Medicine and medicine in general. [AS]

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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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