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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.

GJ and G Tube Complication Rates (2)-Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

Although gastrostomy (G) tubes and gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tubes had similar complication rates and emergency department visits, GJ tube complications were more likely to result in intervention by radiology.[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.

GJ and G tube complication rates-Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

Although gastrostomy (G) tubes and gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tubes had similar complication rates and emergency department visits, GJ tube complications were more likely to result in intervention by radiology.[1]

Referenc

  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.

    GJ Tube placement expectations-Tuesday Tube Facts

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    After the GJ Tube placement the patient can return to the hospital room where they will rest for 2-4 hours. The G-port will be attached to suction for at least 4 hours.[1]

    Feedings through the J-port can be started after the patient rests for a few hours. Abdominal pain at the new site for a few days is normal.[1]

    References:

    1. UW Health.Gastrojejunostomy Tube (GJ Tube) | Health and Nutrition Facts for You | Patients & Families, UW Health , Oct. 2020, https://patient.uwhealth.org/healthfacts/7986.

    13k GJ tubes placed-Tuesday Tube Facts

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    In 2014, approximately 13,000 gastrojejunostomy tubes were placed.[1]

    This accounted for 5% of all feeding tubes placed that year.[1]

    References:

    1. Guenter, P., Read, J. ASPEN Enteral Nutrition by the Numbers: EN Data Across the Healthcare Continuum. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2017.