In this manufacturer-funded trial, 404 patients starting ASA (dose range 75mg-325mg) underwent baseline and 12-week endoscopy, and were randomized to placebo or famotidine 20mg BID. At 12 weeks, the famotidine group had significantly fewer gastric ulcers (3% vs 15%), duodenal ulcers (1% vs 9%), and erosive esophagitis (4% vs 19%) compared to placebo. Famotidine is an effective strategy to prevent ASA-associated ulcers/esophagitis (abstract).
This large systematic review found rectal NSAIDs significantly reduced the risk of post-ERCP pancreatitis compared to pancreatic duct stents (abstract).
This large population-based cohort found the most common causes of drug induced liver injury to be augmentin and diclofenac, followed by herbal and nutritional supplements (abstract).
This large trial of patients with a relative contraindication for enteral feeds were randomized to early TPN or usual care. There were no differences in the groups in 60 day mortality or LOS, but those on TPN did have a shorter time ventilated and less muscle/fat loss. It is unclear based on this trial if […]