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Enteral Feeding Tubes

  • David E. Ciccolella
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Abstract

After studying this chapter, you should be able to do the following: Be familiar with the various methods of delivering enteral feeding. Know the indications and contraindications for using enteral feeding tubes. Know the complications associated with enteral feeding tube insertion.

Keywords

Enteral Nutrition Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Enteral Feeding Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Gastric Residual Volume 
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Additional Reading

  1. Drakulovic MB, Torres A, Bauer TT, Nicolas JM, Nogue S, Ferrer M. Supine body position as a risk factor for nosocomial pneumonia in mechanically ventilated patients: a randomized trial. Lancet. 1999;354:1851-1858.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Heyland DK, Dhaliwal R, Drover JW, Gramlich L, Dodek P. Canadian Critical Care Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee. Canadian clinical practice guidelines for nutrition support in mechanically ventilated, critically ill adult patients. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2003;27:355-373.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. McClave SA, DeMeo MT, DeLegge MH, et al. North American Summit on Aspiration in the Critically Ill Patient: consensus statement. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2002;26:S80-S85.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. McClave SA, Martindale RG, Vanek VW, McCarthy M, Roberts P, Taylor B, Ochoa JB, Napolitano L, Cresci G, the A.S.P.E.N. Board of Directors, et al. Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutrition Support Therapy in the Adult Critically Ill Patient: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2009;33:277-316.Google Scholar
  5. Metheny NA, Clouse RE, Chang YH, Stewart BJ, Oliver DA, Kollef MH. Tracheobronchial aspiration of gastric contents in critically ill tube-fed patients: frequency, outcomes, and risk factors. Crit Care Med. 2006;34:1007-1015.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Websites

  1. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition: www.clinnutr.org
  2. American Society for Clinical Nutrition: www.faseb.org/ascn
  3. American Gastroenterological Association: www.gastro.org

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David E. Ciccolella
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  1. 1.Respiratory Therapy, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineTemple University School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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