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LITFL Update 014

LITFL Logo Updates newsletter 2023

Sending you free open-access medical (FOAM) content from around the globe. We keep an eye on all the trends and best articles and share them with you so that you stay top of your field.

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Emergency Procedure: Precipitous Birth in the ED. Let’s face it, the three births you attended as a medical student don’t really prepare you for this…

Network Five Emergency Medicine Journal Club Episode 22 – Orthopaedics reviewing papers on vascular injuries from knee dislocations, distal radius fractures, and all things pelvic binders!

Auguste Nélaton (1807-1873) was a French physician and surgeon who invented the Nélaton probe to detect bullets still present in wounds, long before the advent of more advanced imaging devices.


Latest updates from the #FOAMed world

Reperfusion arrhythmias usually occur in the first hour after restoring coronary blood flow. How confident are you in managing them? Test your knowledge by walking through ECG cases from RESUS.

Dr. Katie Lin gives an excellent walkthrough to conquering the crashing brain. She provides pragmatic MAP And SBP targets for the undifferentiated patient until diagnostic imaging can show an ischaemic or hemorrhagic insult. Plus she includes key tips to look for in the pupils and elsewhere.

Review your knowledge of large bowel obstruction with this case from emDOCs. They provide pearls for presentation, as well as imaging with CT vs. plain film. Basically…you should have a high suspicion for CRC.

How good is your clinical gestalt, or that gut feeling? Broomedocs reviewed a paper that examined physicians’ intuition on the question “Is PE the most likely diagnosis?” before diagnostic testing was performed. Check out the results.

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