studies have linked PPIs to greater risk of fractures and kidney
disease. Some studies also have linked PPIs to an increased risk for dementia
among older adults, though several experts have questioned whether these
studies correctly measured the connection.
of Washington (UW) School of Pharmacy Plein Center for Geriatric Pharmacy
Director and Shirley & Herb Bridge Endowed Professor Shelly Gray, along
with other researchers at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and
Kaiser Permanente Washington Research Institute, reviewed information from the
joint UW-Kaiser Permanente Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) study, which
included 3484 subjects 65 and older. Information from the electronic pharmacy
records was used to see how many participants took PPIs, and for how long.
Reference: Gray S, et al. Proton Pump
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