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Evidence-based guideline reduces gastrostomy tube placement in young patients

Tuesday, February 4, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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by Jessica Cerretani, Children's Hospital Boston

www.medicalxpress.com, 2/3/2020

 

Gastrostomy tubes (G-tubes) are commonly used to deliver nutrition directly to the stomach in patients who cannot eat by mouth, require supplemental nutrients, or have swallowing difficulties, including oropharyngeal dysphagia with aspiration. While the placement of G-tubes is on the rise nationally, data suggests that children with G-tubes have two to three times the number of hospitalizations as those who can be fed orally. While intended to improve quality of life, G-tubes may have unforeseen consequences, including an increased risk of postsurgical complications and higher overall medical costs.

 

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