Transnasal endoscopy vs. fluoroscopy for the placement of nasoenteric feeding tubes in critically ill patients.

@article{Fang2005TransnasalEV,
  title={Transnasal endoscopy vs. fluoroscopy for the placement of nasoenteric feeding tubes in critically ill patients.},
  author={John C. Fang and K. Hild{\'e}n and Richard Holubkov and James A. Disario},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2005},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={661-6}
}
BACKGROUND Placement of a nasoenteric feeding tube (NET) beyond the pylorus in critically ill patients is desirable. Bedside methods are unreliable, and fluoroscopic methods require transport and/or radiation exposure. Traditional endoscopic methods require sedation and oronasal transfer techniques. Transnasal techniques of NET placement by using recently developed ultrathin endoscopes have been described. The object of this prospective study was to compare the efficacy of NET placement by… CONTINUE READING