LITFL Review 278

Welcome to the 278th 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

SGEM’s Ken Milne and Jeremy Faust—along with the help of many critical thinkers from the FOAM community—discuss why we must not believe the hype of the vitamin C cocktail for sepsis. The discussion is an important guide for how to view before-and-after studies and any claims that seem “too good to be true.” More studies are needed! [CN, SR]


The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Edmund Kwok and the CanadiEM team discuss the “real” battle against strep throat.  [SR]
  • Anton Helman discusses some common myths and misconceptions about UTIs. [SR]
  • Core EM features a succinct review of soft tissue finger injuries this week which can be paired with Andy Neil’s brilliant anatomy series for comprehensive educational experience. [AS]
  • Crack Cast keeps churning out high quality core podcasts. This week, it’s back pain. [AS]
  • How well do you know the predictive value of your tests in acute cholecystitis? Get a review this week from the Resus Room. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care

  • Josh Farkas has an amazing review of the follow up to the PEITHO study and his proposed treatment strategy to Submassive PEs. [SR]

The Best of #FOAMped Pediatrics

  • Natalie May reviews another method for urine acquisition in pediatric patients: The Quick Wee Method. [SR]

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

  • This week’s Louisville Lectures is on Bipolar Disorder, with a focus on individualized treatment. [ML]


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Ross Fisher discusses the importance of body language in a presentation, and some simple steps to help improve it. [SR]

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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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