Effect of gastrointestinal motility and feeding tube site on aspiration risk in critically ill patients: a review.

@article{Metheny2004EffectOG,
  title={Effect of gastrointestinal motility and feeding tube site on aspiration risk in critically ill patients: a review.},
  author={Norma A. Metheny and Marilyn E Schallom and Sharon J Edwards},
  journal={Heart & lung : the journal of critical care},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={
          131-45
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this literature review is to examine the effect of the interaction between gastrointestinal motility and feeding site on the aspiration risk in critically ill, tube-fed patients. METHODS AND RESULTS A single answer to the question of the preferred feeding site is not likely to be found because the degree of aspiration risk varies significantly according to individual variations in gastrointestinal motility and multiple pre-existing and treatment-related risk factors… CONTINUE READING
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