LITFL Review 314

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Welcome to the 314th 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 Bottom Line has a comprehensive review on the role of steroids in sepsis – where we’ve been and where the data guides us now. A fantastic review to make part of your critical care library. [AS] 

Incredible talk from Diane Birnbaumer on the struggles, successes and rising challenges women face in medicine via the FeminEM podcast. [AS and the rest of the LITFL Review Committee] 

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • The FDA may have approved angiotensin II for use in vasodilatory shock but Josh Farkas notes that the evidence is nowhere near strong enough to support its use. Another example of big pharma pushing a new expensive drug without first proving that it actually helps patients. [AS]
  • Simon Carley presents his take on the recent consensus statement published in the BJA on Devastating Brain Injury.  If the neurosurgeon says ‘no’ then it’s not the end of the road…..maybe. [CC]
  • Take a deep dive into running a code with a great podcast (interviewing two of our own!), to supplement their videocast core content from EM Sandbox. [MMS]
  • You’re not going to want to miss this discussion of lactate myths from the sepsis soothsayer, Paul Marik, part of the iSepsis series at EMCrit. [RP]
  • Velia Marta Antonini, ECMO specialist extraordinaire, shares a year’s worth of ECMO research with us. Enjoy the read! [SO]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

The Best of #FOAMim Internal Medicine

The Best of #FOANed Nursing

The Best of #MedEd FOAM and #FOAMsim

  • A new episode of the RAGE podcast is all about performance psychology, and the use of simulation by elite performers, from our own Chris Nickson. [MG]
  • Go beyond words and start practicing the skill of active listening to become a better communicator. [MMS]

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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#FOAMed Updates

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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