Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital experience.||Austin 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||Issue Date:||1-Jul-1993||Publication information:||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.||Gov't Doc #:||8317980||URI:||http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/13322||URL:||https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8317980||Type:||Journal Article||Subjects:||Adult
Aged, 80 and over
Parenteral Nutrition, Total
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
Show full item record
checked on Dec 2, 2022
Items in AHRO are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.