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Acid-suppressive medications and risk of pneumonia in acute stroke patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

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Summary of "Acid-suppressive medications and risk of pneumonia in acute stroke patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis."

We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis aiming to clarify the relationship between acid-suppressive medication (ASM) and the risk of pneumonia in acute stroke.

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Name: Journal of the neurological sciences
ISSN: 1878-5883
Pages: 122-128

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