Pattern of intravenous proton pump inhibitors use in ICU and Non-ICU setting: a prospective observational study.

Saudi journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association

Volume 16 - Number 4

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The use of intravenous acid-suppressive therapy for stress ulcer prophylaxis in critically ill patients with specific risk factors has been recommended for over a decade. However, there is a lack of supporting data regarding the extension of such therapy to non-critically ill patients (non-ICU). The aim of this study was to compare appropriate indications with current practicing patterns in adult non-ICU and ICU patients, contributing factors and financial impact of inappropriate use.