Gastric Acid Suppression by Proton Pump Inhibitors as an Independent Risk Factor for Clostridium difficile–Associated Diarrhea

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The use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in the hospital has recently increased because of the availability of intravenous (IV) formulations, competitive marketing, and expanded indications. Exposure to PPI therapy increases the incidence of gastric and duodenal bacterial overgrowth. Subsequently, several studies have analyzed the relationship between PPIs… (More)

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@inproceedings{Branch2007GastricAS, title={Gastric Acid Suppression by Proton Pump Inhibitors as an Independent Risk Factor for Clostridium difficile–Associated Diarrhea}, author={Keithen Branch}, year={2007} }