LITFL Review 276

Welcome to the 276th 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

Vitamin C in Sepsis has been all over social media and the lay press as the “cure” for severe sepsis and septic shock. Now dubbed as the Marik Protocol, many blogs have written about this treatment, as listed below. [SR]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine


The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care


The Best of #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology


The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Edward Snelson is back with an absolute stormer of a post on how bias can be your friend in PEM, but it’s fickle little devil. [CC]
  • Dropped on 1st of April, but this is no April Fools joke – foreign bodies in the head and neck. Tim delivers to his usual excellent standard. [JS]
  • Some PEM papers that have caught the eye of the DFTB Bubble Wrap team. [JS]

The Best of #FOANed Nursing


The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • woman in the Emergency Department. Excellent post on emDocs.net by Hilary Fairbrother on some (but by no means all) of the challenges women face in creating a life in medicine. [AS]
  • Ross Fisher discusses the pursuit of perfect in delivery in this post.  Take the time to read and reflect on how you prepare for that talk. [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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