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FDA Feeding Tube Warning – Tuesday Tube Facts

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The FDA has put out a warning & recommendation for pediatric feeding tubes. If your child is injured by a feeding set tubing, please report the event to the FDA. Your report, along with information from other sources, can provide information that helps improve patient safety.[1]

References:

  1. Pedersen, Amanda. “FDA Warns of Pediatric Feeding Tube Strangulation.” Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, 8 Feb. 2022, https://www.mddionline.com/regulatory-quality/fda-warns-pediatric-feeding-tube-strangulation?ADTRK=InformaMarkets&elq_mid=20876&elq_cid=8727

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