Monday Dec 05, 2022

Risks of Long-Term Use of PPIs - Frankly Speaking Ep 305

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Overview: We will review the general treatment approach to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the risks of using proton pump inhibitors (PPI) for long durations. In particular, we will examine a new study that links PPI use, in comparison with H2 receptor antagonist (H2RA) use, with a significant increase in the risk of gastric cancer. This episode will highlight the importance of looking at PPIs on a medication review and evaluating whether patients are taking them for longer than needed.


Episode resource links:

  • Abrahami D, McDonald EG, Schnitzer ME, et al. Proton pump inhibitors and risk of gastric cancer: population-based cohort study. Gut. 2022;71(1):16-24.

Guest: Jillian Joseph, MPAS, PA-C
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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