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IR GJ Study-Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

In a 6 month period and at one hospital, 242 GJ feeding tubes were replaced.[1]

Reported clogging rates vary from 9 – 35%.[1-7] With clogging of nasogastric (NG) feeding tubes considered under-reported, the actual rate may be much higher.[3]

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

First PEG in IR in 1981-Tuesday Tube Facts

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The first percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) tube that was placed under radiological guidance was in 1981.[1]

Placement via radiological guidance was initially developed for cases where endoscopy could not be performed or was too risky to be attempted.[1]

References:

  1. Ray DM, Srinivasan I, Tang SJ, Vilmann AS, Vilmann P, McCowan TC, Patel AM. Complementary roles of interventional radiology and therapeutic endoscopy in gastroenterology. World J Radiol 2017; 9(3): 97-111

GJ Replacements-Tuesday Tube Facts

Did you know…?

In a 6 month period, more than 240 GJ feeding tubes were replaced by interventional radiology under image guidance.[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