Predictive factors of mortality after PEG insertion: guidance for clinical practice.

@article{Zopf2011PredictiveFO,
  title={Predictive factors of mortality after PEG insertion: guidance for clinical practice.},
  author={Y Zopf and Juergen Maiss and Peter Christopher Konturek and Christina Rabe and Eckhart Georg Hahn and Dieter Schwab},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 1},
  pages={50-5}
}
BACKGROUND Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is considered the preferred route for long-term enteral feeding. The aim of this study was to determine predictors of an increased mortality risk after PEG insertion. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted during a 13-year period in the gastroenterology department of Erlangen University Hospital. The authors completed a questionnaire with details of demographic data, diagnosis, indication for PEG, type of tube, and cause of death… CONTINUE READING

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