A randomised controlled comparison of early post-pyloric versus early gastric feeding to meet nutritional targets in ventilated intensive care patients

@inproceedings{White2009ARC,
  title={A randomised controlled comparison of early post-pyloric versus early gastric feeding to meet nutritional targets in ventilated intensive care patients},
  author={Hayden White and Kellie Sosnowski and Khoa Nguyen Tran and Annelli Reeves and Mark Jones},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2009}
}
INTRODUCTION To compare outcomes from early post-pyloric to gastric feeding in ventilated, critically ill patients in a medical intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS Prospective randomized study. Ventilated patients were randomly assigned to receive enteral feed via a nasogastric or a post-pyloric tube. Post-pyloric tubes were inserted by the bedside nurse and placement was confirmed radiographically. RESULTS A total of 104 patients were enrolled, 54 in the gastric group and 50 in the post… CONTINUE READING