Over the past week, while covering the inpatient gastroenterology service, we cared for three patients who were hospitalized with gastrointestinal bleeding who were found to have large, potentially life-threating, stomach ulcers. All three of the patients had abruptly stopped their acid-suppressing proton pump inhibitor (PPI) medication in the preceding 1 to 2 weeks. With PPIs being a primary therapy for gastroesophageal reflux and ulcer treatment, why would these patients have …
Post Author: Jeffrey Adler, MD, Shawn Shah, MD, Jenna Koliani-Pace, MD, and Corey Siegel, MD
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