Risk of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis Associated With Gastric Acid Suppression

@inproceedings{Chang2015RiskOS,
  title={Risk of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis Associated With Gastric Acid Suppression},
  author={Shy-Shin Chang and C Lai and Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee and Yu-Chien Lee and Y Tsai and W H Hsu and Chien-Chang Lee and Ugo Nzeako.},
  booktitle={Medicine},
  year={2015}
}
The primary objective of this study was to determine the association between the use of gastric acid suppressants (GAS) and the risk of developing spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in patients with advanced liver cirrhosis (LC). A case-control study nested within a cohort of 480,000 representatives of Taiwan National Health Insurance beneficiaries was carried out. A case was matched with 100 controls on age, gender, and index date of SBP diagnosis. GAS use was identified from the 1-year… CONTINUE READING
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