Table 2

 Rationale for the use of a PPI

PatientProton pump inhibitorDuration of use (years)Reason for use
GORD, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.
*Mean (SEM).
1Omeprazole 20 mg3Barrett’s oesophagus
2Lansoprazole 30 mg1GORD
3Omeprazole 20 mg4GORD
4Omeprazole 20 mg5Barrett’s oesophagus
5Omeprazole 20 mg8GORD
6Lansoprazole 15 mg4GORD
7Lansoprazole 15 mg1.5GORD
3.8 (0.9)*