Diagnostic accuracy of methods used to verify nasogastric tube position in mechanically ventilated adult patients: a systematic review.

@article{Bennetzen2015DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of methods used to verify nasogastric tube position in mechanically ventilated adult patients: a systematic review.},
  author={Linda Vad Bennetzen and Sasja Jul H{\aa}konsen and Helle Svenningsen and Palle Larsen},
  journal={JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={188-223}
}
BACKGROUND Nasogastric tubes are widely used in hospitals, e.g. for the administration of nutrients. However, nasogastric tubes can be inserted accidently into the airways leading to complications like pneumonia, pneumothorax and even death. Mechanically ventilated patients are at high risk of having a nasogastric tube misplaced, since they often have reduced consciousness and weak cough reflex. A variety of methods have been used for determination of nasogastric tube placement, but with… CONTINUE READING
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