Bedside transpyloric tube placement in the pediatric intensive care unit: a modified insufflation air technique

@article{Silva2002BedsideTT,
  title={Bedside transpyloric tube placement in the pediatric intensive care unit: a modified insufflation air technique},
  author={Paulo S{\'e}rgio Da Silva and Chiu Seing Tsok Paulo and Simone Brasil de Oliveira Iglesias and Werther Brunow de Carvalho and Fl{\'a}via Santana e Meneses},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={28},
  pages={943-946}
}
Objective. To test air insufflation as an adjunct to placement of enteral feeding tubes and the effectiveness of using a smaller insufflation volume in pediatric patients. Design and setting. A randomized, controlled study in a pediatric intensive care unit in two tertiary hospitals. Patients. A total of 78 children with indication for transpyloric tube feeding were studied. Interventions. An unweighted feeding tube was placed into the stomach through the nares; a 20-ml syringe was used to… CONTINUE READING

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