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"You wanna do what?!" Modern indications for nasogastric intubation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17630077     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Through the years, patients have asked their physicians why they needed nasogastric inbutation (NGI), a painful test. Some recent studies have also questioned the utility of NGI for several indications, enabling physicians to use judgment in offering it to patients. This article reviews the use of NGI for its traditional indications: gastrointestinal bleeding, presenting with or without hematemesis; gastric decompression; and the administration of treatment. It concludes with suggestions for limiting the pain of the procedure for patients who need it.
Michael D Witting
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-05-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-16     Completed Date:  2007-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  61-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Gastrointestinal Contents
Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage / diagnosis,  therapy
Hematemesis / diagnosis,  therapy
Intubation, Gastrointestinal / methods*
Pain / prevention & control

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