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Drug absorption-Tuesday Tube Fact

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Some medications may not be administered with enteral formulas because they form precipitates that may clog the feeding tube and reduce drug absorption.[1]

To avoid compromising nutritional status, minimize the amount of time that feeding is interrupted by using once or twice daily dosage regimens.[3]

References:

  1. Beckwith, M. C., Feddema, S. S., Barton, R. G., & Graves, C. (2004). A Guide to Drug Therapy in Patients with Enteral Feeding Tubes: Dosage Form Selection and Administration Methods. Hospital Pharmacy, 39(3), 225–237. https://doi.org/10.1177/001857870403900308

Oley Survey-Tuesday Tube Facts

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In a survey, 81% of feeding tubes became clogged with 40% requiring tube replacement.[1]

The 180 Oley Foundation members were surveyed. The members included patients and caregivers in an extended care environment.

References:

  1. Oley Foundation Member Survey: Enteral Feeding Tube Clogging and Resolution. In: Actuated Medical, Inc.; 2015.

GJ and G Tube Complication Rates (3)-Tuesday Tube Facts

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GJ tube complications were more likely to require specialist involvement and have a higher cost charged to patients compared to G tubes.[1]

References:

  1. Ronning, Meghann Marie, Gaillard, Philippe, Wey, Andrew, and Roback, Mark G. Comparison of Emergency Department Visits for Complications of Gastrostomy Versus Gastrojejunostomy Tubes in Children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Oct;33(10):e71-e74.

Enteral nutrition interruption-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Patients who had at least one interruption to their enteral nutrition increased their hospital length of stay by 8 days.[1]

References:

  1. Peev, M. P., Yeh, D. D., Quraishi, S. A., Osler, P., Chang, Y., Gillis, E., Albano, C. E., Darak, S. and Velmahos, G. C. Causes and Consequences of Interrupted Enteral Nutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2015. 39: 21-27.