Long-Term Results with a New Introducer Method with Gastropexy for Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

@article{Dormann2006LongTermRW,
  title={Long-Term Results with a New Introducer Method with Gastropexy for Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy},
  author={Arno Josef Dormann and Bernd Wejda and Stefan Kahl and Hans Huchzermeyer and Matthias P. A. Ebert and P Malfertheiner},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={101},
  pages={1229-1234}
}
OBJECTIVE:Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) using the pull-technique is the standard method for enteral feeding in patients with swallowing disorders. A different introducer technique with endoscopically controlled gastropexy is available avoiding oropharyngeal passage with the internal bumper. The aim of the study was to assess long-term safety of this technique.MATERIAL AND METHODS:Between January 1999 and November 2001, 684 patients received a PEG in our prospective cohort trial. In… CONTINUE READING
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