Gastro-oesophageal reflux and feeding problems after gastrostomy in children with severe neurological impairment.

@article{Heine1995GastrooesophagealRA,
  title={Gastro-oesophageal reflux and feeding problems after gastrostomy in children with severe neurological impairment.},
  author={Ralf Heine and Dinah Reddihough and Anthony Catto-Smith},
  journal={Developmental medicine and child neurology},
  year={1995},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={320-9}
}
This study evaluated the effect of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) on the feeding problems and gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) of 30 consecutive children with severe neurological impairment who had PEG between October 1990 and March 1993. Evaluation was by questionnaire, clinical history, examination, 24-hour oesophageal pH monitoring and endoscopy. Gastrostomy placement significantly reduced feeding time, feed-related choking episodes and frequency of chest infections. Family stress… CONTINUE READING