Complications following gastrostomy tube insertion in patients with head and neck cancer: a prospective multi-institution study, systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Grant2009ComplicationsFG,
  title={Complications following gastrostomy tube insertion in patients with head and neck cancer: a prospective multi-institution study, systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={David Gray Grant and Paula Theresa Bradley and DavidPothierD. Pothier and Destiny Bailey and Saliya Caldera and David L. Baldwin and Martin Birchall},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={
          103-12
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To measure morbidity and mortality rates following insertion of gastrostomy tubes in head and neck cancer patients. To determine evidence for any relationship between gastrostomy insertion technique and complication rates. DESIGN A prospective cohort study and qualitative systematic review. SETTING Multi-cancer networks in the South West of England, Hampshire and the Isle of White. PARTICIPANTS One hundred and seventy-two patients with head and neck cancer undergoing… CONTINUE READING
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