Injustifiable use of gastroprotection in advanced cancer patients.

  title={Injustifiable use of gastroprotection in advanced cancer patients.},
  author={Sebastiano L Mercadante and Fabrizio David and Salvatore Riina and Davide Girelli},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  volume={21 7},
The aim of this survey was to prospectively collect data about gastroprotector prescription at admission of an acute pain relief and palliative care unit. An observational survey was performed on three-hundred consecutive patients. Reasons for admission, concomitant treatment and use of drugs were recorded at admission. About 60.6% patients had been prescribed proton pump inhibitors or anti-H2 receptors agents. Of these patients, possible risk factors were nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs… CONTINUE READING