Welcome to the thirty-ninth 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
IS PELVIC EXAM IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT USEFUL? [BLOG]: We are trained to perform a pelvic exam in every female with lower abdominal pain. A great lit review on how reliable exams are and if they are actually useful in the ED. You tell me. ALiEM
SEX, DRUGS & PSYCHOSIS [VIDEO]: Enough said. Watch this awesome lecture from EEM 2014 here at Hippo EM.
THE PROMISE TRIAL [BLOG]: This may be the final study to put EGDT to rest. Well, at least measuring CVPs and transfusing patients over aggressively. Great review of the PROMISE trial here at Rebel EM.
EUBOXIA [PODCAST]: We are always aiming to put our patient's vitals and labs into the normal box. But when is normal, abnormal? Chris Nickson discusses the term for this ,euboxia, in critical care from SMACC Gold. ICN
ULTRASOUND VERSUS CT FOR RENAL COLIC [HANGOUT]: Michelle Lin with a new series on ALiEM, Author Insight, this episode featuring an interview with two of the authors from the recent NEJM paper discussing ultrasound versus CT for suspected nephrolithiasis. Definitely a must watch here. ALiEM