I have analyzed this recent publication, as best as possible, and provided my opinion, and the clinical relevance. I think the initial conclusion is not particularly helpful or useful for patients who have to stay on PPI therapy.
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Link for IBD patients
Link for office/RVH patients
In the last week, Health Canada has ordered that companies that sell ranitidine should stop distribution until further information is available. This is not a recall, which means that current supplies can continue to be sold and taken.
Ask your family doctor or nurse practitioner to see a dietitian, linked to the Barrie Family Health Team - see the link below. They even have access to your health-record, if you want.
A recent publication reports on in association between soft drinks and mortality (in 10 European countries). It would be easy to misinterpret the study, and quite likely that the study will be misinterpreted in the lay press.
Information about Barrie dietitians available to you (as well as those through your FP or NP)
Here are some interesting links and sources...
At an outstanding conference in Boston listening to world experts in Gastroenterology