Entristar skin-level gastrostomy tube: primary placement with radiologic guidance in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

@article{Shaw2004EntristarSG,
  title={Entristar skin-level gastrostomy tube: primary placement with radiologic guidance in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.},
  author={Ashley S. Shaw and Mary Ann Ampong and Alan Rio and J. H. MCCLURE and Peter Nigel Leigh and Paul S. Sidhu},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={233 2},
  pages={392-9}
}
PURPOSE To retrospectively review the authors' experience with a radiologic method of primary insertion of a skin-level gastrostomy tube (Entristar; Tyco Healthcare, Mansfield, Mass) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 12-month period (September 2002 through September 2003), 25 patients with ALS (mean age, 62.4 years; age range, 41-83 years; 15 men, 10 women) who had bulbar impairment and a body mass index of less than 20 kg/m(2) or weight loss… CONTINUE READING