Stop Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis When Patients Transfer Out of the ICU

Bad press about dementia and other side effects will raise more questions about appropriate use of PPIs (pantoprazole, etc).

PPIs are popular because they're so effective and heartburn is common. But up to 70% of PPI use is unnecessary.

And PPIs have potential harms. Long-term use is associated with fractures, diarrheaC. diff, pneumonia, hypomagnesemia...and now possibly dementia, heart attacks, and chronic kidney disease.

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