Some Observations on PPI Therapy for Bleeding Ulcer.
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Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy improves some outcomes after peptic ulcer bleeding. Recent meta-analyses have consistently found reduced rates of rebleeding and surgical intervention but there has been some discordance about effects on overall mortality. In general, more impressive results have been reported from trials conducted in Asia than elsewhere. PPI treatment for ulcer bleeding is not a substitute for appropriate endoscopic hemostatic treatment.
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