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#FOAMed Review 26th Edition

Michael Macias

By Michael Macias

By Michael Macias

Welcome to the twenty-sixth edition of the #FOAMed Review! The idea of the FOAMed review is to give you a digestible selection of reliable content from the online EM/CC world that you can fit into your busy weekly schedule. Each review will include highlights from the highest yield blog, podcast, video and web sources around. Over a year's span we will be sure to include topics from all core EM content areas...even the ones that may not be the coolest. Check out our indexing section #FOAMED REVIEW which allows you to view previous weekly reviews by edition or by selecting from CORD curriculum categories.

Onto the FOAMed. 

AIME HIGHLIGHTS [VIDEO]: Highlights from AIME (Airway Intervention & Management in Emergencies) education from 2014. Visit this excellent airway resource here.

ULTRASOUND FOR PULMONARY EDEMA [VIDEO]: You should be able to differentiate your patient's COPD exacerbation from acute pulmonary edema with a single ultrasound probe. 5 minute review on B-lines and pulmonary edema by Jacob Avila. From 5 Min Sono. 



Treatment of migraine or any facial pain with a injection of bupivacaine into the paraspinous muscles. From Dr. Alfred Sacchetti.

INTERVENTIONAL TREATMENT FOR ISCHEMIC STROKE: Enter MR CLEAN, a positive trial for intra-arterial intervention + alteplase for ischemic stroke. Is this the new standard of care or should we remain skeptical?

  • A quick rundown of the trial methods and results. From PulmCCM.
  • EM Nerd begs us to examine the trial further with his eloquent piece here. From EM Nerd. 
  • A Randomized Trial for Intraarterial Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke Original Article 

More FOAMed.


ONCOLOGIC EMERGENCIES [VIDEO]: Whether you're in the ED or the ICU, this oncologic emergency lecture by Dr. Carl Shanholtz is a review that you shouldn't miss. From Maryland CC Project. 


MANAGEMENT OF POST BARIATRIC SURGERY PATIENTS  [BLOG]: We are seeing more and more post bariatric surgery patients in the ED and it is critical to understand what can go wrong. A must read at EM Docs on the relevant anatomy of these patients, and what complications to have a high suspicion for. From EM Docs.


LACTATE LEVELS IN PEDIATRICS  [BLOG]: In the adult ED we frequently use lactate to screen for the 'sick' patient and this trend seem to be becoming more popular in the peds community. Sean Fox helps flesh out the utility of this test in kids and its potential pitfalls. From Pediatric EM Morsels. 


MUMPS  [VIDEO]: What you need to know about mumps clinical presentation and management, all in a 5 minute video. From EM in 5. 

See you next week.


Happy Holidays from EM Curious.