Pharmacological interventions for stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients: a mixed treatment comparison network meta-analysis and a recursive cumulative meta-analysis.

@article{Sridharan2018PharmacologicalIF,
  title={Pharmacological interventions for stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients: a mixed treatment comparison network meta-analysis and a recursive cumulative meta-analysis.},
  author={Kannan Sridharan and Gowri Sivaramakrishnan and J. Isac Gnanaraj},
  journal={Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy},
  year={2018},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={
          151-158
        }
}
BACKGROUND Proton pump inhibitors (PPI), histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RA), sucralfate and antacids are the commonly administered agents for stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) in critically ill patients. The authors of this paper have conducted a network meta-analysis to compare the efficacy of these agents in SUP. METHODS Electronic databases were searched for randomized controlled trials, cohort studies and conference abstracts for studies comparing a SUP agent in critically ill patients… CONTINUE READING
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