Acid-suppressive medication use and the risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia.

  title={Acid-suppressive medication use and the risk for hospital-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={Shoshana Joy Herzig and Michael Howell and Long H. Ngo and Edward R. Marcantonio},
  volume={301 20},
CONTEXT The use of acid-suppressive medication has been steadily increasing, particularly in the inpatient setting, despite lack of an accepted indication in the majority of these patients. OBJECTIVE To examine the association between acid-suppressive medication and hospital-acquired pneumonia. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Prospective pharmacoepidemiologic cohort study. All patients who were admitted to a large, urban, academic medical center in Boston, Massachusetts, from January 2004… CONTINUE READING


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