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Malnutrition and Patient Care-Tuesday Tube Facts

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According to a novel care model, hospital malnutrition has the potential to improve patient care quality, clinical outcomes and reduce costs.[1]

Approximately, one-third of patients arrive at the hospital malnourished. [1]

References:

  1. Tappenden, K., Quatrara, B., Parkhurst, M., Malone, A., Ganjiang, G., Ziegler, T. Critical Role of Nutrition in Improving Quality of Care: An Interdisciplinary Call to Action to Address Adult Hospital Malnutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2013. 37(4): 482-497.

GJ tubes replaced-Tuesday Tube Facts

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During a 6 month period, patients requiring after hours or weekend GJ tube replacements participated in a repeated cross-sectional study. More than 240 GJ feeding tubes were replaced.[1]

References:

  1. Sharafinski, Mark E. Jr.; Sehnert, Elizabeth; Moe, David; Zhang, Liyun; Simpson, Pippa; Vo, Nghia J. Pediatric Gastrojejunostomy Tube Replacement: Effects of Communication on the Need for After-Hours Procedures, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: September 2016 – Volume 63 – Issue 3 – p e27-e30 doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000001267

PEG fewer complications-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Surgical gastrostomy has the highest total complication rate of 29% compared to approximately 15% for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) or radiological gastrostomy.[1]

Complications may include tube blockage, infection, or abscess among others.[1]

References:

  1. Karthikumar, Balasubramanian et al. “Percutaneous gastrostomy placement by intervention radiology: Techniques and outcome.” The Indian journal of radiology & imaging vol. 28,2 (2018): 225-231. doi:10.4103/ijri.IJRI_393_17

Water Not Effective-Tuesday Tube Facts

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In one study, water was found to clear clogged tubes only 20% of the time.[1]

References:

  1. Garrison, C. M. Enteral Feeding Tube Clogging: What Are the Causes and What Are the Answers? A Bench Top Analysis. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2018. 33(1):147-150.
  2. Dandeles, L. and Lodolee, A. Efficacy of Agents to Prevent and Treat Enteral Feeding Tube Clogs. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2011. 45:676-680.

COVID EN Tube Type-Tuesday Tube Facts

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Small-diameter feeding tubes (10-12 French) are recommended for COVID-19 patients in the ICU who require enteral nutrition.[1]

References:

  1. Martindale, R., Patel, J., Taylor, B., Warren, M., McClave, S. Nutrition Therapy in the Patient with COVID-19 Disease Requiring ICU Care. Reviewed and Approved by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. May 27, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/jpen.1930