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EM@3AM – Diarrhea

An 8-year-old male presents to the ED for 9 days of watery diarrhea. The patient's mother reports the onset of his symptoms following a family vacation to Mexico. Do you prescribe antibiotics? Read this week's review for helpful hints.

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Is vancomycin/zosyn the answer for everything?

The combination of vancomycin and zosyn is commonly utilized in the ED for a variety of infections. However, recent literature suggests this combo may not always be needed. When should you use vanc/zosyn, and when is it not needed? This post will provide a background on the medications and evaluate indications for treatment and potential problems with their use.