Effective and safe proton pump inhibitor therapy in acid-related diseases – A position paper addressing benefits and potential harms of acid suppression

@inproceedings{Scarpignato2016EffectiveAS,
  title={Effective and safe proton pump inhibitor therapy in acid-related diseases – A position paper addressing benefits and potential harms of acid suppression},
  author={Carmelo Scarpignato and C Blandizzi and L Gatta and Angelo Zullo and Anna Kohn and Gioacchino Leandro and A. Balzano and Alberto Chiriatti and Walter Marocco},
  booktitle={BMC medicine},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND The introduction of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) into clinical practice has revolutionized the management of acid-related diseases. Studies in primary care and emergency settings suggest that PPIs are frequently prescribed for inappropriate indications or for indications where their use offers little benefit. Inappropriate PPI use is a matter of great concern, especially in the elderly, who are often affected by multiple comorbidities and are taking multiple medications, and are… CONTINUE READING
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