gastrostomy


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gastrostomy

[ga′sträs·tə·mē]
(medicine)
The establishment of a fistulous opening into the stomach, with an external opening in the skin; used for artificial feeding.
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Therefore, for longer term enteral tube feeding, feeding via a gastrostomy tube is currently recommended.
Two types of fluoroscopy machines were used for gastrostomy placement based on hospital site: an Allure Xper FD 20 (Philips Healthcare) at Hospital 1 and an AXIOM Artis (Siemens Healthcare) at Hospital 2.
Gastrostomy and jejunal feeding tubes can be placed in these ways.
Use of a 24 Fr gastrostomy tubes may show promising results if placed under radiological guidance with comparable technical success and complication rates to other caliber tubes.
John and enhance nutritional status of head and neck cancer patients with gastrostomy tubes Planned publication of the research results will benefit the scientific and healthcare community at large.
Material and Methods: The demographic data, complications and follow-up findings of the patients who had undergone percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy between March 2011 and March 2014 were examined retrospectively using medical files.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding has been used as an alternative to enteral feeding in dysphagic stroke patients.
We also examined patients who had required postoperative gastrostomy tube placement to determine if this had been performed because of aspiration or aspiration risk.
Nasogastric and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding in head and neck cancer patients receiving radiotherapy treatment at a regional oncology unit: a two year study.
The risk is greatest for those children who are least mobile (GMFCS IV and V), have low nutritional and calcium status, less exposure to sunlight, use anticonvulsants, are gastrostomy feed and have lower fat mass (Fehlings et al.
Precise placement of T fasteners under anteroposterior and crosstable later alfluoroscopic guidance would transfix the anterior stomach wall and allow confident access into the stomach lumen, thus eliminating complications of gastrostomy misplacement and slippage.