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#FOAMed Review 35th Edition

Michael Macias

By Michael Macias

By Michael Macias

Welcome to the thirty-fifth 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. 

DIRECT LARYNGOSCOPY TERMINATED [VIDEO]: Be prepared to be entertained with pop culture references, historical whimsy and evidence based medicine, all in hope to convince us that DL should be dead. LITFL

FOREIGN BODY LOCALIZATION [BLOG]: Read how to effectively use ultrasound to assist with localization of foreign bodies in soft tissue @ Sonoguide 

PERIPHERAL IV PLACEMENT [BLOG]: Useful trick of the trade at ALiEM for using M-mode to assist with obtaining optimal needle-vein alignment prior to cannulation.

THE PROPPR TRIAL [PODCAST]: Scott Weingart sits down with the lead author of the PROPPR trial, John Holcomb, to discuss trial findings, controversy, and his thoughts on current management of severe hemorrhage in trauma. EM Crit 

More FOAMed. 


MANAGEMENT OF THE PATIENT WITH GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME OR MG [BLOG]: Josh Farkas from Pulm Crit with excellent pearls on management of the dyspneic patient with a neuromuscular disorder, what respiratory measurement we should be using to assess severity of respiratory compromise, and how our clinical gestalt should play into our decision to intubate these patients early. 


ID ANSWERS [BLOG]: EM Lyceum addresses some big questions in the field of infectious disease including which patients with neutropenic fever can go home and who should we really be treating with Tamiflu. 


A DEFENSIBLE CHEST PAIN ADP [PODCAST]: Amal Mattu with an excellent podcast discussing the HEART score validation trial and how in spite of current guidelines it may be reasonable (and defensible) to consider a new algorithm for low risk chest pain in the ED. Hippo EM


ACUTE LIMB ISCHEMIA [BLOG]: Acute limb ischemia can be limb and potentially life threatening. Lean both the pearls and pitfalls in the identification and management of acute limb ischemia @ EM Docs.  

See you next week.