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Jejunal feeding tubes via gastrostomy in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12170405     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: The implantation of a jejunal feeding tube, via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), is a possible method for the treatment of inadequate oral feeding in patients who are affected by gastroesophageal reflux. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study involves a retrospective analysis of all the patients up to 18 years of age, who were treated by means of jejunal feeding tubes at the Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, between 15 September 1995 and 1 August 2000. RESULTS: In all, 76 patients received a PEG, and 12 of them were also given jejunal feeding tubes. One of these patients has experienced no complications. In the other 11 children, 52 changes of jejunal tube have been required. The most important reason for these changes was displacement of the tube into the gastrointestinal tract, resulting from technical problems with the connecting section. CONCLUSIONS: Jejunal feeding tubes in patients with gastrostomy are an alternative to fundoplication and drugs. However, a high rate of changes is to be expected.
Authors:
T Doede; S Faiss; F Schier
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endoscopy     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0013-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Endoscopy     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-09     Completed Date:  2002-09-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215166     Medline TA:  Endoscopy     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  539-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Klinikum der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany. doede@med.uni-jena.de
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Child, Preschool
Enteral Nutrition*
Female
Gastroesophageal Reflux / therapy*
Gastrostomy*
Humans
Infant
Male
Retrospective Studies

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