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LITFL Update 016

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.

Neuroimaging Cases 002: Latest instalment in our neuroimaging series. We focus on cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Images, text, and cases collated by Brandon Friedman MD, Madison Watts MD, Faith Meyers MD, and Steven Perry MD

Emergency Procedure: Thoracotomy. Possibly the most terrifying emergency procedure, but also one which carries a high chance of saving a life.

The next 15 cases in the Top 100 CT scan database is up and running. Check out new cases with images, questions, and labelled scans to test your basic knowledge.


Latest updates from the #FOAMed world

When dealing with paediatrics, antibiotics are the most common medication we will prescribe. The DFTB team breaks through the evidence to give us a guide to prescribing them in common conditions.

Justin over at FIRST10EM takes a very deep dive into the evidence behind managing massive haemorrhage and transfusions. Turns out it’s way more complicated than comparing it to changing the oil in your car.

Laura is back from CriticalCareNow and discusses the essential concepts in traumatic airway management. She emphasises the importance of combining years of experience with evidence-based practices to provide the best care for patients.

If you haven’t been keeping up with the literature of late, Simon at St.Emlyn’s has you covered with a look at and review of the top 10 recent EM papers that have been published.

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