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Estimated Clog Rate – Tuesday Tube Facts

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With feeding clogging rates between 23 and 35%[1], US medical facilities treat an estimated 1.6-2.5M clogged tubes annually.

References:

  1. Dandeles, L. and Lodolee, A. Efficacy of Agents to Prevent and Treat Enteral Feeding Tube Clogs. The Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2011. 45:676-680.

Cost Savings From a SNF in Utah-Tuesday Tube Facts

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SNF patients often require ambulance transport to the hospital to replace a feeding tube. The cost of replacement, transportation, and staff support has been found to be greater than $4,220. [1]

A respiratory therapist may accompany a resident during transportation and during the procedure which costs an average of $250. The placement procedure has an average cost of $2,670, including professional fees. Transportation cost totals $1,300.[1]

References:

  1. Buckley, Robert, and Steve Heisa. “Clinical Study of Mechanical Enteral Tube Declogging.” The TubeClear System, Aug. 2021.

Long term feeding and type 2 diabetes-Tuesday Tube Facts

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A large number of patients in the type 2 diabetes community have associated dysphagia due to underlying medical problems and require long-term enteral feeding.[1]

References:

  1. Dr. Tan Elisa, Sze Huei, Dr. Tan Adrian, Kok Heng, Ho, Yu-Ling. “Gastrostomy Tube Feeding and Management in the Community.” The Singapore Family Physician, vol. 46, no. 6, 2020, pp. 27–33., https://doi.org/10.33591/sfp.46.6.uo1.