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Keywords

Proton pump inhibitors
Gastric ulcers
Gastric carcinoma

How to Cite

Haq, A., Uddin, S. M. M., & Yaqoob, U. (2019). Proton pump inhibitors and Gastric cancer correlation; Time to take it seriously?”. Internal Medicine and Medical Investigation Journal, 4(1). https://doi.org/10.24200/imminv.v4i1.188

Abstract

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) are the most prescribed drugs globally, which are highly potent gastric acid suppressors, known for the management of numerous diseases. There is a notable correlation between Gastric cancer and PPI. It is highlighted that the underlying mechanism is in close association with a study conducted 30 years ago, which showed excessive inhibition of gastric acid secretion in rodents, with secondary hypergastrinemia, that led to enterochromaffin-like-cell (ECL) hyperplasia. In conclusion, based on the scarce literature, it is evident that the safety of PPI is under a dilemma. Developing countries like Pakistan, where there is an excessive prescription of PPI, often without justification, are a significant burden on the economy as well as a threat to life, keeping in view of the significant correlation between PPI and gastric cancer.

https://doi.org/10.24200/imminv.v4i1.188
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