District 3 Recap - November 13, 2018

District 3 meeting November 2018

NSAID caused ulcers can be silent and silence is very dangerous. Long-term use of NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) is the second most common cause of ulcers. NSAIDs also increase the risk for gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The risk of bleeding continues for as long as a patient takes these drugs and may last for about one year after stopping.

POMA District 3 members met on November 13th at Blue Grillhouse in Bethlehem to discuss the NSAID and peptic ulcers. The group shared firsthand cases in their practices, and experiences with preventatives and treatments. Rehab Tabchi, DO, District Chair led the lecture and CME credit was awarded for the event.

Following the lecture, Dr. Tabchi and Jason Leeper, POMA Program Manager, updated the members on the happenings in the POMA and upcoming events. The next District 3 meeting will be late January/ early February.