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Concerns About GI Events Continue With Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate

About 9,000 Veterans Were Prescribed Drug for Hyperkalemia OTTAWA, ONTARIO—Continuing concerns are being raised about the gastrointestinal safety of sodium polystyrene sulfonate, which is commonly prescribed for the treatment of hyperkalemia. The issue is of... View Article


Most Common GI Scope Adverse Events at VHA

How common are adverse events related to gastrointestinal (GI) scope and tube placement procedures at the VHA?


Inadequate Anemia Testing for UC Patients at VA

Many veterans being treated at the VA for ulcerative colitis aren’t getting recommended testing and treatment for the common problem of iron deficiency anemia.


VA Study Questions Pathogenesis of GERD

DALLAS—A small, single-center study led by researchers from the Dallas VAMC suggests that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) might be caused by an immune reaction, rather than direct chemical injury from stomach acids.Results were published online... View Article


Veteran Study Links Long Term PPI Use to Kidney Disease, Failure

By Brenda L. Mooney SAINT LOUIS—Common drugs prescribed to millions of Americans to treat heartburn, acid reflux and ulcers appear to be harmful over the long term to the kidneys and probably should be avoided,... View Article

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