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Silicone EADs Clog More Frequently – Tuesday Tube Facts

Silicone EADs Clog More Frequently – Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know that clogging tends to occur more frequently in silicone enteral access devices (EADs) than polyurethane EADs?*

Histologic dissection of the silicone tubes showed that the yeast actually penetrated the silicone material and became very adherent.*

 

* Lord, L.M. “Restoring and Maintaining Patency of Enteral Feeding Tubes.” Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2003; 18(5):422-426.