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Case series: Tension pneumothorax complicating narrow-bore enteral feeding tube placement.
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PMID:  20622259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Frequently, narrow-bore feeding tubes are placed in critically ill hospitalized patients without difficulty. However, due to the simplicity and relative ease of bedside placement of feeding tubes, complications, including life threatening, are often minimized. We report 3 cases of severe pleuropulmonary complications after routine bedside placement of a narrow-bore enteral feeding tubes and a review of the literature. These episodes have not only prompted our adoption of a new policy specifying the routine use of ultrasound to guide feeding tube placement in obtunded or mechanically ventilated patients but also offer recommendations post-removal of misplaced feeding tubes.
Authors:
Sheldon Y Freeberg; Thomas P Carrigan; Daniel A Culver; Jorge A Guzman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of intensive care medicine     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1525-1489     ISO Abbreviation:  J Intensive Care Med     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610344     Medline TA:  J Intensive Care Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA.
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J Intensive Care Med. 2010 Nov-Dec;25(6):358   [PMID:  21117283 ]

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