Patrick Bafuma handed over the reigns for this month's EM ID series to Dr. Gita Pensa with Brown University. She interviewed Dr. Colleen Kelly who is a gastroenterologist and also teaches at Brown. In this podcast they talk about two very common GI complaints where antibiotics play a role: upper GI bleeding and C. diff infections.
This is a shorter podcast full of great details. Make sure to listen to it but here are some of the highlights.
In acute upper GI bleeding add antibiotics for any patient with cirrhosis (whether or not ascites is present):
C. diff Infection Management:
Do you like what you heard? Check out another podcast that Dr. Gita Pensa has created called Doctors and Litigation: The L Word as well as Academy Emergency Medicine (AEM) Early Access Podcast which she is the editor/producer and host.
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