Do Antiemetics Work? Droperidol, Ondansetron, Placebo

Do Antiemetics Work? Droperidol, Ondansetron, Placebo

Neither droperidol 1.25mg IV nor ondansetron 8mg IV was better than placebo in achieving an 8mm reduction in nausea on visual analog scale (VAS). But ondansetron was slightly better than droperidol and placebo for overall mean nausea reduction and in patients experiencing the desired effect.

Do Probiotics Plus Antibiotics Prevent C. difficile?

Do Probiotics Plus Antibiotics Prevent C. difficile?

Probiotics decrease the risk of C. difficile infection in adults and children taking antibiotics and may reduce overall adverse events like cramping, nausea, or diarrhea.

No Antibiotics for Diverticulitis...and other stuff the residents taught me this week

No Antibiotics for Diverticulitis...and other stuff the residents taught me this week

After almost twenty years as a doctor, constantly reading, it never ceases to amaze me how much I still don't know.  One of the highlights of my job is working with great residents who also teach me.  This week was no exception.  Here are two things I learned from our residents this week.

Metro Is So Retro - C. diff Guidelines

Metro Is So Retro - C. diff Guidelines

If you're still reaching for metronidazole in patients with suspected or confirmed C. difficile colitis, it's time to get up to speed with this summary.

Treatment That Actually Works for Colic

Treatment That Actually Works for Colic

A probiotic, Lactobacillus reuteri DSM17938 (L.r.), helped breastfed infants with colic.  Now you actually have something to tell the desperate family that comes in with a colicky but otherwise normal baby.

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