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Decision-making and outcomes for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: a pilot study.
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PMID:  9077719     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We undertook a retrospective review of 25 patients who had undergone percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Data regarding the clinical courses were collected, and a questionnaire was administered to patients when possible; in most cases the individual responsible for care answered questions. We pinpointed concerns relevant to the decision-making process. In a substantial proportion of cases, the clinical courses subsequent to PEG were poor. Of 21 surrogates interviewed, 33% were uncertain that proceeding to nutritional support via PEG had been the right decision. Findings indicate a need to improve the process by which decisions to treat by PEG are made, ideally including better prognostic information.
G M Van Rosendaal; M J Verhoef; S R Mace; T D Kinsella
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0192-0790     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-04     Completed Date:  1997-06-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910017     Medline TA:  J Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine and Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Decision Making
Gastrostomy* / methods
Middle Aged
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Pilot Projects
Quality of Life
Retrospective Studies

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