Welcome to the fifty-first 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
ULTRASOUND GOODIE BAG
ULTRASOUND FOR LATE PREGNANCY [PODCAST]: While not a routine exam we perform other than confirming fetal heart tones, definitely some great pearls on more advanced US topic. Part 1 here.
EM LITERATURE OF INTEREST
- Safety and efficacy of antihypertensive prescription at emergency department discharge PMID: 25904073
Outcomes Of Patients Resuscitated From Cardiac Arrest in the Setting of Drug Overdose PMID: 26126505
Over treatment of gonorrhea and chlamydial infections in 2 inner-city emergency departments PMID: 26119905
Periprosthetic joint infection PMID: 26135702
Thromboembolic Events After Vitamin K Antagonist Reversal With 4-Factor Prothrombin Complex Concentrate: Exploratory Analyses of Two Randomized, Plasma-Controlled Studies PMID: 26094105
INFECTIOUS DISEASE SMORGASBORD
CORE EM PODCAST EPISODE 3 [PODCAST]: Swami sits down to run over some high yield EM topics in the arena of infectious disease, from antibiotic choice in HCAP, to new paradigms in soft tissues infectious. With a bonus brief on disaster management. Enjoy here.
BENIGN EARLY REPOLARIZATION [BLOG]: Have a quick skill brush-up on this common ECG finding that could be looking quite concerning if you are not familiar with it.
LACTATE KNOWLEDGE BOMB
UNDERSTANDING LACTATE IN SEPSIS [BLOG]: Raise your hand if you think elevated lactic acid in sepsis is from anaerobic metabolism? Well, this may not be completely true. Very relevant and timely to the recent SMACC CHICAGO smaccdown on this myth, Josh Farkas discusses what lactate really means and how we can better use this marker in our management of these patients. Read on here.