ArticleGastrointestinal Prophylaxis in Critically Ill PatientsSingh, Harpriya MD; Houy, Traci L. BSN, RN; Singh, Navdeep MBBS; Sekhon, Sandeep MDAuthor Information Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Corresponding Author: Harpriya Singh, MD, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 East North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 ([email protected]). Critical Care Nursing Quarterly: October 2008 - Volume 31 - Issue 4 - p 291-301 doi: 10.1097/01.CNQ.0000336814.04548.ec Buy Metrics Abstract Physiologic stress associated with illness and hospitalization is known to result in gastrointestinal ulceration, especially among the critically ill. The complication of this stress-related mucosal disease could be prevented with appropriate application of pharmacologic prophylaxis. Vigilance by the nursing staff is required to properly detect and manage the condition. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.