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We believe in the educational merits of Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM), which includes podcasts, blogs, articles on PubMed Central, conferences streamed for free and more. As a result, we would like to encourage others to move beyond quoting podcasts and into the realm of tying “cutting edge” FOAM to the core content. We’ll provide some review and references for listeners to go read. Why, indeed, should we FOAM it alone when FOAM can inspire us to go, read, think, and be excellent?

    Urticaria

    Urticaria

    In this episode we review acute urticaria and new guidelines related to the treatment of urticaria. We review additional relevant trials Palungwachira et al and Barniol et al.  References/Show notes: FOAMcast.org
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    Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

    • 17 min
    Intramuscular Agents for Severe Agitation

    Intramuscular Agents for Severe Agitation

    In this podcast we discuss onset of action of various intramuscular agents for chemical sedation for severely agitated patients. This includes a study by Barbic et al on ketamine, the onset of action of midazolam (and association with length of stay), and is droperidol really magic? (Cole et al)  Shownotes/References: FOAMcast.org
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    Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

    • 21 min
    Primary Care Management of Pulmonary Embolism

    Primary Care Management of Pulmonary Embolism

    Outpatient management of pulmonary embolism for low-risk patients has been encouraged for several years. However, little is known about pulmonary embolism diagnosed and managed exclusively in the outpatient setting. In this study, Vinson et al describe the course of patients diagnosed with PE and managed in the outpatient setting in an integrated healthcare delivery system.
    Shownotes/References: FOAMcast.org
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    Lauren Westafer

    • 14 min
    Lit Update: Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis Update

    Lit Update: Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis Update

    The diagnostic algorithm for pulmonary embolism (PE) has evolved over the past few years to include probability or risk-adjusted D-dimer. The YEARS algorithm includes an elevated D-dimer threshold for some risk groups and has been found to be safe and reduce imaging in several studies, including in pregnant patients. Now, this multicenter trial by Freund et al evaluates use of YEARS and age-adjusted D-dimer compared with an age-adjusted approach alone.
    Shownotes/References: FOAMcast.org
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    Lauren Westafer

    • 8 min
    Lit Update: Bougie vs Stylet for Endotracheal Intubation

    Lit Update: Bougie vs Stylet for Endotracheal Intubation

    A seminal single-center study in 2018 by Driver et al found a 98% first-pass success in patients undergoing endotracheal intubation in the Emergency Department. This multi-center randomized control trial examines bougie vs stylet in a wider array of settings
    Show notes/references: FOAMcast.org
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    Lauren Westafer

    • 8 min
    Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolism

    Subsegmental Pulmonary Embolism

    Subsegmental pulmonary embolism (SSPE) is a controversial entity as they have uncertain clinical significance. As a result, the Chest Guidelines  and ACEP guidelines state that a very select group of patients with isolated SSPE and no deep vein thrombosis may be managed with surveillance rather than anticoagulation. In this podcast we review SSPE and a new prospective study by Le Gal and colleagues.
    Show notes and references: FOAMcast.org
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    Lauren Westafer

    • 13 min

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