TITLE

Stress ulcer prophylaxis in the intensive care unit

AUTHOR(S)
Mohebbi, Ladan; Hesch, Kristen
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings;Oct2009, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p373
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the significance of stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. It notes that the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) published the available guidelines in 1999 for the use of SUP in medical, surgical, respiratory, and pediatric ICU patients. However, it cites that the continuation of SUP in general medicine setting is not necessary unless patients have one independent risk factor increasing the risk of clinical bleeding.
ACCESSION #
44348327

 

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