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Feeding tubes: three perspectives.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18174118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes, or PEG tubes, look innocuous enough-narrow, plastic, pliable tubes, that when inserted into the stomach protrude approximately 3 to 5 inches and can be attached to a bag of liquid food. How can something so seemingly straightforward create so much controversy and evoke such intense emotion? It seems that part of the answer lies in the fact that nobody sees the same thing when they look at a feeding tube. This article will present three different views of gastrostomy tubes and challenge practitioners to think beyond traditional models.
Rebecca Brashler; Teresa A Savage; Debjani Mukherjee; Kristi L Kirschner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Topics in stroke rehabilitation     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1074-9357     ISO Abbreviation:  Top Stroke Rehabil     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-04     Completed Date:  2008-02-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9439750     Medline TA:  Top Stroke Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Enteral Nutrition / ethics*
Gastrostomy / ethics*
Patient Rights / ethics*
Social Values*
Withholding Treatment / ethics*

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