Physicians inappropriately favor discontinuing PPIs in high risk upper GI bleeding cases

Survey results revealed most internists perceived proton pump inhibitors were linked with numerous adverse events and recommended their discontinuation even in patients who are high risk for upper gastrointestinal bleeding.“Recent professional recommendations have put a lot of emphasis on using PPIs more restrictively and stopping them in patients who may not need them,” Jacob E. Kurlander, MD, MS, assistant professor at the University of Michigan and associate investigator at the Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, told Healio Gastroenterology and LiverRead More

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