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Hospitalized at home?

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A randomized trial evaluated treating inpatients inside their home instead of inside a hospital, with doctor and nurse visits, IV med, oxygen, etc. There were fewer readmissions, and costs were lower.    

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Oral vancomycin to prevent C diff?

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Should we use oral vancomycin as prophylaxis against C. difficile infections? A recent prospective study randomized high risk patients to 125 mg oral vanc once a day, or no intervention.  

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