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Proton-pump inhibitors associated with a higher risk of kidney disease

KEY POINT

Use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) was associated with a 20% to 50% higher risk of chronic kidney disease and a higher risk for acute kidney injury, according to an observational analysis published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

SOURCES

Lazzarus B et al. Proton pump inhibitor use and the risk of chronic kidney disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2016; 176(2):238–246.

Schoenfeld AJ et al. Adverse effects associated with proton pump inhibitors. JAMA Intern Med. 2016; 176(2):172–174.