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Substances inadvertently administered-Tuesday Tube Facts

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In one study over a 5-year period, 95 incidents were reported to the National Reporting and Learning System in which substances were inadvertently administered through NG tubes into the respiratory tract, resulting in 32 patient deaths. [1]

References:

  1. Powers, J, Brown, B, Lyman, B, et al. Development of a competency model for placement and verification of nasogastric and nasoenteric feeding tubes for adult hospitalized patients. Nutr. Clin. Pract. 2021; 36: 517-533. https://doi.org/10.1002/ncp.10671

PEG placement and ICU beds-Tuesday Tube Facts

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For COVID-19 patients with ventilator-dependent respiratory failure, PEG tube placement along with a tracheostomy tube may expedite discharge planning. [1]

References:

  1. Goyal H, Ali A, Bansal P. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement in COVID-19 Patients. Front Nutr. 2021 Jun 4;8:603276. D: PMC8211889.

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

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

Malnutrition Prevalent in Older Adults – Tuesday Tube Facts

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Malnutrition is highest among older adults (65+). Hospital stays with malnutrition are 2x longer than those without.[1]

Patients treated for Covid-19 may require a feeding tube to help supplement their nutrition to fight the infection.[2] Keeping these tubes clear by proactively using the TubeClear system may help maintain feeding tube flow so these patients keep getting the nutrition they need for recovery.[3]

References:

  1. Barrett ML, Bailey MK, Owens PL. “Non-maternal and Non-neonatal Inpatient Stays in the United States Involving Malnutrition.” U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2016. https://hcup-us.ahrq.gov/reports/HCUPMalnutritionHospReport_083018.pdf
  2. Garcia-Navarro, Lulu, host. “What Is The Treatment For COVID-19 Patients? A Doctor Explains.” Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR. March 15, 2020. https://www.npr.org/2020/03/15/816042230/what-is-the-treatment-for-covid-19-patients-a-doctor-explains
  3. Actuated Medical Inc. TubeClear Prophylactic Test Report: 1100791569, Rev002. 2019.