Stress ulcer prophylaxis in the intensive care unit

Mohebbi, Ladan; Hesch, Kristen
October 2009
Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings;Oct2009, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p373
Academic Journal
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.


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