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|Title:||Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital experience.|
|Authors:||Sali, A;Wong, P T;Read, A;McQuillan, T;Conboy, D|
|Affiliation:||Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Heidelberg Repatriation General Hospital, Victoria, Australia.|
|Citation:||Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery; 63(7): 545-50|
|Abstract:||Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) was performed on 32 patients (mean age 75 years) who were dysphagic but enteral alimentation was possible. Seventeen patients were recovering from a stroke; the interval between the onset of stroke and PEG averaged 44 days. The procedure was successful and well tolerated by 16 of these 17 patients. Ten patients (31%) still had a functioning PEG, a median of 30 weeks after placement. Seven patients whose swallowing recovered had their tubes removed an average of 3 months after their insertion. Fifteen patients (47%) subsequently died from their underlying disease, a mean of 126 days following PEG. There were no deaths directly related to catheter placement. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a useful alternative to surgical gastrostomy in elderly patients with long-term oral feeding problems.|
|Internal ID Number:||8317980|
Aged, 80 and over
Parenteral Nutrition, Total
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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