TITLE

The Case Against Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis in 2007

AUTHOR(S)
Stevens, Alison M.; Thomas, Zachariah
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Hospital Pharmacy;Nov2007, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p995
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the impact of pharmacologic interventions on the treatment of the critically ill patient. It cites that splanchnic hypoperfusion is the primary insult that predisposes patients to stress-related mucosal damage (SRMD). Respiratory failure and high-dose corticosteroid use were associated with hemorrhage. Clostridium difficile associated disease (CDAD) was considered a potential hazard of antisecretory therapy.
ACCESSION #
27587060

 

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