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View Diary: The Next Influenza Pandemic (120 comments)

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  •  However.... (4.00)
    "Patients who were treated with acid suppressants developed pneumonia 4.5 times (95% CI, 3.8-5.1) more often than those who never used the drugs, but this association was not adjusted for potential confounders."

    So the 'little purple pill' many people take can reduce that caustic stomach environment and lead to more people developing pneumonia, or so news reports seem to indicate.

    •  unadjusted for potential confounders (none)
      True - but that is the unadjusted result.

      Examining current use and adjusting for confounders the association is still significant, but much more modest (OR=1.27, 95%CI 1.06-1.54).

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