Trans-anastomotic tubes reduce the need for central venous access and parenteral nutrition in infants with congenital duodenal obstruction

@article{Hall2011TransanastomoticTR,
  title={Trans-anastomotic tubes reduce the need for central venous access and parenteral nutrition in infants with congenital duodenal obstruction},
  author={Nigel J Hall and Melanie Drewett and Robert A. Wheeler and David Mervyn Griffiths and Lara J Kitteringham and David M. Burge},
  journal={Pediatric Surgery International},
  year={2011},
  volume={27},
  pages={851-855}
}
To determine the effect of trans-anastomotic tube (TAT) feeding on outcome following repair of congenital duodenal obstruction (CDO). Retrospective comparative study of all infants with CDO over 10 years. Data are median (range). Mann–Whitney U test and Fisher’s exact test were used. Of 55 infants with CDO (48 atresia, 7 stenosis), 17 were managed with a TAT, 38 without. Enteral feeds were commenced earlier in infants with a TAT compared to those without (TAT 2 days post-repair [1–4] vs. no-TAT… CONTINUE READING

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