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.
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.
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.
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.