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#FOAMed Review 52nd Edition

Michael Macias

Welcome to the fifty-second 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 

AIRWAY MANAGEMENT IN  THE CRITICALLY ILL [PAPER]: If you intubate patients this is a must read for management of the airway of sick patients. Check it out here at Critical Care Horizons, a relatively new free online peer reviewed journal.  .


  • A Randomized Controlled Trial of Intravenous Haloperidol vs. Intravenous Metoclopramide for Acute Migraine Therapy in the Emergency Department

PMID26048068     FOAM: EM Lit of Note

  • Immediate Discharge and Home Treatment With Rivaroxaban of Low-risk Venous Thromboembolism Diagnosed in Two U.S. Emergency Departments: A One-year Preplanned Analysis

PMID26113241    FOAM: The SGEM

  • Sepsis Associated Hyperlactatemia 

PMID: 25394679

  • Differentiation between traumatic tap and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: prospective cohort study


More FOAMed 



THE CASE OF NON-INFERIOR INFERIORITY [BLOG]: While once a 'straight to the OR' diagnosis, appendicitis has become a hot topic today with increasing studies on antibiotic therapy for uncomplicated appendicitis. EM Nerd discusses a recent study on just this topic, which found antibiotic therapy to be inferior. Is this it the end for antibiotics for appendicitis or should we remain skeptical?


APPROACH TO THE POISONED PATIENT [BLOG]: Some great tidbits on the basics of initial identification, management and stabilization of patients with suspected toxic exposures including several common toxidromes. EM Docs

PNEUMONIA (Noo-mohn-Yuh)

PNEUMONIA ALPHABET SOUP [AUDIO LECTURE]: Excellent talk on variation in the common disease entity we call pneumonia, from VAP to CAP, covering the history of the disease and other relevant topics including diagnosis and management. ICN 


BEYOND ACLS [BLOG]: Rebel EM breaks down a new paper that has created an post arrest algorithm for us to risk stratify who would likely benefit from immediate cath after ROSC which I am sure you will find very useful. Check it out here

See you next week 

St. Charles Air Bridge, Chicago 

St. Charles Air Bridge, Chicago