In this small cohort of patients with ASA-associated peptic ulcers, they were randomized to PPI + ASA or clopidogrel. Ulcer healing at 12 weeks was almost 90% in both groups, indicating that PPI therapy is very effective in healing ulcers, even in patients that require ongoing anti-platelet therapy (abstract)
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.