PPIs linked to risk for severe infection, decompensation in patients with cirrhosis

LONDON — Exposure to proton pump inhibitors correlated with an increased risk for severe infection and cirrhosis decompensation among a subset of patients with cirrhosis, according to research presented at the International Liver Congress.
“The safety of PPIs in cirrhosis remains quite controversial,” Nadim Mahmud, MD, MS, MPH, MSCE, assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, told attendees. “There is conflicting data regarding the impact of PPIs on several key liver-related adverse events, including

LONDON — Exposure to proton pump inhibitors correlated with an increased risk for severe infection and cirrhosis decompensation among a subset of patients with cirrhosis, according to research presented at the International Liver Congress.
“The safety of PPIs in cirrhosis remains quite controversial,” Nadim Mahmud, MD, MS, MPH, MSCE, assistant professor of medicine and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, told attendees. “There is conflicting data regarding the impact of PPIs on several key liver-related adverse events, including