Characteristics of children receiving proton pump inhibitors continuously for up to 11 years duration.

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OBJECTIVE To characterize those pediatric patients who receive long-term proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and to determine the safety of long-term use of PPIs in this population. STUDY DESIGN Patient databases were screened for long-term PPI use, defined as more than 9 months of continuous prescription, between 1989 and 2004. RESULTS The median duration of… (More)

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