The Week’s Best #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS (20-25 Feb 2017)

A bad week on ICU! Pericardial tamponades, many of the sickest patients I have seen for quite some time, tight aortic valves and a lot of POCUS!!! So..a lot going on this week, but I have been trawling and hope this gives you an idea of what's been going on? Make sure the kids are... Continue Reading →


Think exercise will save you….perhaps not! #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS

An often sad tale... There are upsetting cases of athletes who just drop, the marathon runner who collapses. Why does this happen to these people, when they are pushing themselves to the absolute limit and enduring the ultimate in stress testing.... daily? ***WARNING, SOME MAY FIND THE VIDEO BELOW DISTRESSING!*** We have seen this on our... Continue Reading →

Today’s best #FOAMed #FOAMcc finds (2 – Jan 17)

More top picks for you all....more coming next week! Enjoy. JW Big papers 5 that too long?? URANGA - Take a look at this as ever fabulous bit of work from the crew at TBL. Looking at duration of Abx therapy in pneumonia. See here. FICE & Echo RAP measurement made easy! Here is... Continue Reading →

Today’s best #FOAMed #FOAMcc finds (1 – Jan 17)

We are going to try to produce regular sections on the best of FOAMed. Here's the first! Sit down with a coffee and enjoy....more to come! Great Papers Fits or frozen?! The Bottom Line Crew (Adrian Wong), debate the HYBERNATUS Study looking at whether we should cool status patients to improve outcome. Thanks again team see... Continue Reading →

Don’t blow a gasket! #FOAMed #FOAMcc

Introduction This is a very common scenario on the ICU. Hypertension and what to do about it...if anything? There's a cohort of diversity in front of you: the post-operative patient who had their anti-hypertensives stopped prior to surgery, but now has a blood pressure of 165/95mmHg the elderly patient with a list of comorbidities and an incidental persistently... Continue Reading →

New Echo Presentation – NCC 1 Tokotsubo Cardiomyopathy

Click into our FICE and Echo section and you can download our presentation on this unusual presentation of chest pain. We are going to be regularly updating this section with many interesting nuggets. PLEASE REMEMBER TO OPEN YOUR LINK IN POWERPOINT OR THE VIDEOS WON"T WORK! If you are opening them on an iPhone, click... Continue Reading →

Pulmonary emboli. To thrombolyse or not to thrombolyse…?!!

It's the age old you or don't you, is the outcome better or worse?? Age, morbidity, mortality, recent surgery....does it save lives?? Are you better to admit them to ITU and watch with advanced monitoring and take the gamble... Thrombolysing someone with M.I used to be done at the drop of a hat. But... Continue Reading →

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