LITFL Review 299

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Welcome to the 299th 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

Nick Cummins Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Wow, time flies… The Simulcast team have published their first year of excellent case-based journal club summaries as a free-to-download ebook (pdf or ebook). [CN]



The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • Check out the First10EM articles of the month for September including flush rate O2, cultures in SSTI, and more. [AS]
  • Cliff Reid argues that the key role of the consultant (aka attending) is to reduce the total area under the suffering curve. Both patients and staff can suffer in myriad ways. Cliff explains how we can reduce that which is reducible in this Resus.ME post. [CN]
  • Aidan Burrell reviews the DETO2X-AMI trial looking at oxygen in suspected myocardial infarction, delivering his Bottom Line. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation


The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • 5MinSono has a fantastic review of looking for B-lines on US, a common, basic application of POCUS. [AS]

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics


The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Don’t Look Back . . . at least not when giving a presentation, advises Ross Fisher. [AS]
  • The ICE Blog has a new series on education research methodology… I knew that would set your heart racing! First up is AppliedMedEd101: Beyond the RCT, which provides a brief, tachycardia-inducing overview of cluster randomised trials, stepped wedged RCTs, and cross-over trials. [CN]

LITFL Weekly Review Team

LITFL RV brought to you by:

Anand Swaminathan [AS] (EM:RAP, Core EM,REBEL EM and The Teaching Institute)
Andrew J. Bowman [AJB]
Bruno Tomazini [BT] (ICURevisited)
Chris Connolly [CC] (RCEMFOAMed, FOAMShED)
Chris Nickson [CN] (RAGE, INTENSIVE and SMACC)
Cian McDermott [CMD] (POCUS Geelong, SMACC)
Craig Wylie [CW] (BadEM)
Jeffrey Shih [JSh](ALiEM)
Luke Phillips [LP] (POCUS Geelong)
Manpreet ‘Manny’ Singh [MMS] (emDOCs.net)
Marjorie Lazoff [ML] (TandemHealth)
Mat Goebel [MG]
Matt Siuba [MS]
Philippe Rola [PR] (Thinkingcriticalcare)
Rick Pescatore [RP] (EM News UC:RAP)
Sarah Newman [SN]
Salim Rezaie [SR] (REBEL EM, The Teaching Institute)
Segun Olusanya [SO] (JICSCast, The Bottom Line)
Thomas C. Neal [TCN]


Reference Sources and Reading List


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Posted by Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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 FOAM. LinkedIn

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