Malpositioning of fine bore feeding tube: a serious complication.

  title={Malpositioning of fine bore feeding tube: a serious complication.},
  author={Rafael Kawati and Sten Rubertsson},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  volume={49 1},
Feeding tubes are used frequently in the intensive care unit to provide enteral nutrition. For critically ill patients, enteral nutrition is preferable to parenteral in terms of cost, complication and gut mucosal maintenance. Fine bore feeding tubes are always preferred because their soft, flexible construction and narrow diameter enables these tubes to be well tolerated by patients and they rarely contribute to sinus infections or obstruction of breathing. On the other hand it is not uncommon… CONTINUE READING


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