Nasogastric Tubes
 

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Nasogastric Tubes

  • Feeding tubes - small bore (6-8 Fr), single lumen tubes that can be used for feeding but are unable to be aspirated
  • Salum sump - large bore (14-18Fr) dual lumen tubes that can be used for feeding and can be aspirated. Have a distal hole and a side hole
 
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 Bong CL, Macachor JD, Hwang NC. Insertion of the nasogastric tube made easy. The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. 2004 Jul 1;101(1):266-.
Metheny NA, Meert KL, Clouse RE. Complications related to feeding tube placement. Current opinion in gastroenterology. 2007 Mar 1;23(2):178-82.
Pancorbo?Hidalgo PL, García?Fernandez FP, Ramírez?Pérez C. Complications associated with enteral nutrition by nasogastric tube in an internal medicine unit. Journal of clinical nursing. 2001 Jul 20;10(4):482-90.
 Pandey AK, Ak S, Diyora BD, Sayal PP, Ingale HA, Radharkrishnan M. Inadvertent insertion of nasogastric tube into the brain. JAPI. 2004 Apr 8;52:322-33. Pillai JB, Vegas A, Brister S. Thoracic complications of nasogastric tube: review of safe practice. Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. 2005 Oct 1;4(5):429-33.
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