High dose PPI and mortality in elderly

By  |  March 16, 2013 | 

This cohort of elderly patients discharged from acute care found a higher risk of mortality among those discharged on a PPI versus no PPI. Although only hypothesis generating at this point, this study should give us pause when discharging elderly on PPI therapy (abstract).

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Danielle Scheurer
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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