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While proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are known to be well-tolerated in the short term, authors of a recent study sought to determine if a daily PPI could reduce upper GI events in the long term.
Researchers recently examined the impact oral proton pump inhibitors had on hip fracture risk. 

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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding in patients with advanced dementia may provide no benefit.
Vishal Ghevariya, MD, and colleagues describe a variety of PEG tube−related complications, preventive strategies, and treatment options for complications.
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE), or “watermelon stomach,” is a relatively uncommon cause of gastrointestinal (GI) blood loss. 
Maxwell Chait, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, reviews lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding in older adults, a significant cause of increased morbidity and mortality in this population. 
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