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#FOAMed Review 33rd Edition

Michael Macias

 By Michael Macias 

By Michael Macias 

Welcome to the thirty-third 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.


APPROACHING THE AWAKE INTUBATION [BLOG]: Gain control of the room and own the awake intubation with John Greenwood at Maryland Critical Care Project.

SOFT TISSUE ULTRASOUND [VIDEO]: Cellulitis? Edema? Jacob Avila with a 5 minute video on soft tissue ultrasound to help you answer these questions. 5 Minute Sono 

THE GOLDEN TRANSFUSION RATIO [BLOG]: You can find great discussions regarding the new PROPPR trial (Pragmatic, Randomized, Optimal Platelet and Plasma Ratio Trial) at EM Lit of Note and Rebel EM.   

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ULTRASOUND GUIDED THORACENTESIS [BLOG]: Great clinical case demonstrating the utility and how-to of ultrasound assisted thoracentesis at EM Docs.


More FOAMed. 

IMMUNE SYSTEM DISORDERS   

ACE INHIBITOR ANGIOEDEMA [BLOG]: Josh Farkas discusses the physiology behind ACEi angioedema, which treatments work, and which probably do not at Pulm Crit. 

CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS   

CATECHOLAMINERGIC POLYMORPHIC VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA [BLOG]: Consider this rare diagnosis when your polymorphic V Tach is refractory to shock therapy. Great case here at Dr. Smith's ECG Blog

MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE RIGHT SIDED HEART FAILURE [BLOG]: Excellent post from Wash U EM Resident Blog with a discussion of the physiology of acute right heart failure and how to take a mechanistic approach to optimizing cardiac parameters. 

INFECTIOUS DISEASE 

SEPSIS IN OLDER ADULTS [BLOG]: Sepsis can be covert in the elderly and lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Learn to recognize more subtle findings to suggest they are sick here at ALiEM


See you next week.