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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?

    Top 5 Articles of 2019

    Top 5 Articles of 2019

    We cover some top articles of 2019, including the following: 
    Roc vs Sux:  Guihard B et al. Effect of rocuronium vs succinylcholine on endotracheal intubation success rate among patients undergoing out-of-hospital rapid sequence intubation: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2019 Dec 17; 322:2303. (https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.18254)
    Targeted Temperature Management after Cardiac Arrest: Lascarrou JB, Merdji H, Le gouge A, et al. Targeted Temperature Management for Cardiac Arrest with Nonshockable Rhythm. N Engl J Med. 2019.
    Pulmonary Embolism - a new D-dimer cut off Kearon C, De wit K, Parpia S, et al. Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism with d-Dimer Adjusted to Clinical Probability. N Engl J Med. 2019;381(22):2125-2134.
    Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy: Van der pol LM, Tromeur C, Bistervels IM, et al. Pregnancy-Adapted YEARS Algorithm for Diagnosis of Suspected Pulmonary Embolism. N Engl J Med. 2019;380(12):1139-1149.
    TXA in head injury The CRASH-3 Trial Collaborators. Effects of Tranexamic Acid on Death, Disability, Vascular Occlusive Events and Other Morbidities in Patients with Acute Traumatic Brain Injury (CRASH-3): A Randomised, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Lancet 2019
     

    • 27 min
    VITAMINS Trial - Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Hydrocortisone in Septic Shock

    VITAMINS Trial - Vitamin C, Thiamine, and Hydrocortisone in Septic Shock

    The VITAMINS trial by Fujii et al has been published in JAMA and provides insight into the performance of the "metabolic cocktail" (Vitamin C + thiamine + hydrocortisone) in ICU patients with septic shock. We review this trial in the context of prior literature.
    Show notes and references at FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

    • 22 min
    ACEP Headache Clinical Policy

    ACEP Headache Clinical Policy

    We review the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) clinical policy on headache from June 2019, most of which revolves around the diagnosis of subarachnoid hemorrhage. 
    Show notes and references at FOAMcast.org
    Thanks for listening!
    Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

    • 24 min
    Olanzapine + Benzodiazepines - What is the FDA warning about?

    Olanzapine + Benzodiazepines - What is the FDA warning about?

    We are at ACEP 2019 in Denver and do a deep dive on a topic introduced by Bryan Hayes (@PharmERToxGuy) in a talk on black boxed medications used in the ED.
    We review the data underlying the FDA warning for olanzapine and benzodiazepines.
    Thanks for listening!
    Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

    • 21 min
    Black Box Warnings for Common ED Medications

    Black Box Warnings for Common ED Medications

    In this episode covering the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2019, we cover common black box warnings including
    fluoroquinolones midazolam droperidol NSAIDs and more  
    Thanks for listening!
    Jeremy Faust and Lauren Westafer

    • 8 min
    Concussion and VP Shunts from ACEP 2019

    Concussion and VP Shunts from ACEP 2019

    We are at ACEP 2019 in Denver and cover pearls from interesting lectures. Today, that included concussion and VP shunts.
     

    • 18 min

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