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Did you know…?

In one study of home enteral nutrition (HEN) patients, using an enzyme declogger proactively did not reduce the likelihood of clogged feeding tubes.[1]

In the study, 29% of the control group (using standard of care to maintain their feeding tubes) experienced a clog while 39% of those in the study group (using an enzyme product prophylactically) experienced a clog.[1]

References:

  1. Escuro, A.A., Burns, B., McLaughlin, K., Lopez, R. and Cresci, G.A. (2020), Dietitians’ Evaluation of Clearing Luminal Occlusions of Gunk (DECLOG): A Pilot Feasibility Study. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 35: 142-148. doi:10.1002/ncp.10318.