Prospective randomized trial comparing the direct method using a 24 Fr bumper-button-type device with the pull method for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.

@article{Horiuchi2008ProspectiveRT,
  title={Prospective randomized trial comparing the direct method using a 24 Fr bumper-button-type device with the pull method for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy.},
  author={Akira Horiuchi and Yoshiko Nakayama and Naoki Tanaka and Hideki Fujii and Masashi Kajiyama},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2008},
  volume={40 9},
  pages={722-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the preferred route for long-term enteral feeding. The aim of this study was to compare a direct, modified introducer method using a bumper-button-type device with the standard pull method for PEG. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between October 2005 and January 2007 consecutive patients with dysphagia were randomly assigned to PEG using either the direct method or the pull method. The direct method directly placed a 24 Fr bumper… CONTINUE READING
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