Relationship between feeding tube site and respiratory outcomes.

@article{Metheny2011RelationshipBF,
  title={Relationship between feeding tube site and respiratory outcomes.},
  author={Norma A. Metheny and Barbara J Stewart and Stephen A. Mcclave},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={
          346-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear if placing feeding tubes postpylorically to prevent respiratory complications is worth the extra effort. This study sought to determine the extent to which aspiration and pneumonia are associated with feeding site (controlling for the effects of severity of illness, degree of head-of-bed elevation, level of sedation, and use of gastric suction). METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on a large data set gathered prospectively to evaluate aspiration in… CONTINUE READING
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