LITFL Review 335

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Welcome to the 335th 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 FOAM.

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The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week

Nick CumminsCan a slower approach to antibiotic infusion save lives? This discussion of prolonged beta-lactam infusion at PulmCCM says it might! [RP]

POCUS is for everyone! Josh Zimmerman and team from University of Utah provide a free online echo course with video lectures covering basic and advanced topics. [MMS]

 

The Best of #FOAMed Emergency Medicine

  • How can you provide better palliative care in your ED? Listen to the latest REBEL Cast with Mari Siegel as she discusses the ABC’s of palliative care in the ED. [MMS]
  • We must get comfortable taking care of the elderly as they continue to come to the ER in droves. The two latest Crack Cast podcasts from CandiEM goes over a general approach to geriatric patients and how to optimize your pharmaceutical care of geriatric patients. [MMS]
  • Which paralytic agent is associated with higher rates of first-pass intubation success and a lower incidence of adverse effects? Check out R.E.B.E.L EM’s review of a recent Annals of Emergency Medicine article for the answer. [SN]
  • Solid organ transplant patients: podcast and Rosen’s summary information from CanadiEM. Covers what every ED doctor ought to know about these patients. [BT]

The Best of #FOAMcc Critical Care and #FOAMres Resuscitation

  • This week on ICU Revisited, we have a review of the literature for temperature control in neurocritical patients. Like all good FOAM, evidence for both hypothermia and normothermia is presented, allowing you to draw your own conclusions. [SN]
  • Why does driving pressure matter in ARDS? Listen to Amato himself discuss this in a lecture from DasSMACC. [SO]
  • Sgarbossa’s criteria are useful for identifying ST elevation in pre-existing LBBB, but can be confusing sometimes, as this case from Dr Smith demonstrates. [SO]
  • Is tenecteplase non-inferior to alteplase when used prior to thrombectomy in ischaemic stroke? Fraser Magee reviews the EXTEND-IA-TNK for The Bottom Line. [SO]

The Best of #FOAMtox Toxicology

  • The Dantastic Mr. Toxic and Howard podcast tackle the theories surrounding how addiction affects the brain. The motivational system and at-risk populations are discussed as well as several pop-culture depictions of addiction. [TCN]

The Best of #FOAMus Ultrasound

  • Wondering about the hard evidence for the scans you do? Fresh from @thepocusatlas, see this super resource The Evidence Atlas for core POCUS applications [CMD] 
  • POCUS for appendicitis: the ultrasoundgel.org team talks pretest probability in APP for better performance [CMD] 

The Best of #FOAMpeds Pediatrics

  • HOCM, WPW, Brugada, ARVD and QT abnormalities…Review these EKG Killers in Parts one and two of the latest plays from the PEM Playbook. [MMS]
  • Don’t Forget the Bubbles presents the The 18th Bubble Wrap: a roundup of new and noteworthy publications in pediatric critical care. [SN]

The Best of  #MedEdFOAM and #FOAMsim

  • Fantastic post by Ken Milne at The SGEM on the power of kindness.  This is a book review and so not his typical EBM critical appraisal podcast. But its such a great reminder for all of us. [SR]
  • Overinvestigation in EM can kill. In this EM Cases’ Best Case Ever podcast, Shahbaz Syed discusses this concept and how rational resource utilization is key to prevent it. [MMS]
  • Present your most palatable narrative “dish” in Chopped EM! Latest innovation in AliEM IDEA series from EM educators at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. [MMS]
  • Check out more education innovations on display at AliEM, including this novel introduction of a website to enhance residency emergency ultrasound curriculum. [RP]
  • Politics or p-values? It turns out that determining disaster-related deaths is tough statistical work. The Methods Man takes us through that well-publicized recent NEJM study. [RP]
  • There’s a compassion crisis in healthcare. Listen to Steve Trzeciak discuss compassionomics in a compelling lecture via EMDaily. [RP] 

Reference Sources and Reading List

  • Emergency Medicine and Critical Care blog/podcast list
  • LITFL Global Blogroll
  • FOAMEM RSS feed syndication for global FOAM
  • #FOAMed – #FOAMcc – #FOAMres #FOAMped – #FOAMtox – #FOAMus – #FOAMim – #FOANed

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]

LITFL Review 335 Marjorie Lazoff, MD

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