LESIONI ESOFAGEE DA FARMACI PER USO ORALE. EPIDEMIOLOGIA, BASI FISIOPATOLOGICHE, PROSPETTIVE DI PREVENZIONE

Translated title of the contribution: Drug induced esophageal lesions. Epidemiology, pathophysiology and criteria for prevention

L. Bonavina, R. Bardini, A. Nosadini, L. De Vido, G. Zannini, M. Asolati

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Abstract

Esophageal injuries caused by oral medications have recently been recognized as aniatrogenic entity. This pathogenesis is due to the retention in the esophagus of drugs with caustic properties. The main predisposing factor is the practice of taking oral drugs with a small quantity of water and/or in a recumbent position. Elderly subjects and patients with pre-existing esophageal disorders are at higher risk, so that fluid formulations or different routes of drug administration are strongly recommended. More widespread education as to the correct use of drugs and a better drug formulation are necessary for effective prevention.

Translated title of the contributionDrug induced esophageal lesions. Epidemiology, pathophysiology and criteria for prevention
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Medica
Volume78
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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    Bonavina, L., Bardini, R., Nosadini, A., De Vido, L., Zannini, G., & Asolati, M. (1987). LESIONI ESOFAGEE DA FARMACI PER USO ORALE. EPIDEMIOLOGIA, BASI FISIOPATOLOGICHE, PROSPETTIVE DI PREVENZIONE. Minerva Medica, 78(1), 21-28.