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2012-05-14 21:10:36

A new study led by Brown University researchers reports that percutaneous endoscopic gastric (PEG) feeding tubes, long assumed to help bedridden dementia patients stave off or overcome pressure ulcers, may instead make the horrible sores more likely to develop or not improve. The analysis of thousands of nursing home patients with advanced dementia appears in the May 14 edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine. "This study provides new information about the risks of feeding tube...

2011-06-06 20:03:50

Patients in the intensive care unit who do not tolerate adequate nutrition from tube feeding should wait a week before receiving intravenous (IV) feeding because, compared with early IV feeding, it enhances recovery from critical illness. Results of a new multicenter study from Belgium will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. "These findings have enormous impact for improving quality and reducing the cost of medical care for critically ill...

2011-05-05 22:02:40

In hundreds of interviews in five states with family members of persons who had advanced dementia, researchers found that their decision-making process for whether to insert a feeding tube often lacked necessary information for informed consent. Despite evidence that feeding tubes do not improve survival rates or quality of life for elderly patients with advanced dementia, their frequency of use varies widely across the states. A new survey of family members finds that discussions surrounding...

2011-05-04 07:00:00

ROSWELL, Ga., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Health Care today posted a sneak peek preview of an upcoming OR-Live(TM) webcast of its innovative method for percutaneous endoscopic placement of balloon-retained enteral feeding tubes on its website www.kcdigestivehealth.com. The procedure is performed using the Kimberly-Clark MIC, MIC-KEY Introducer Kit by John Fang, M.D., clinical director of gastroenterology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and associate...

2011-02-04 09:21:00

"Be R.E.A.D.Y." Initiative Drives Awareness to Help Reduce Tube Feeding Errors in Kids FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In partnership with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), Nestle HealthCare Nutrition launched the "Be R.E.A.D.Y." safety initiative at A.S.P.E.N.'s Clinical Nutrition Week this week to educate pediatric health care professionals on safe enteral (tube) feeding practices for hospitalized kids. Be R.E.A.D.Y. is...

2011-02-01 10:51:00

Experts determine that current formulas do not adequately meet the unique nutritional needs of these patients VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Nestle HealthCare Nutrition announced today the launch of PEPTAMEN® BARIATRIC Formula, a unique tube feeding formula specifically designed for the critically-ill obese patient. The announcement came at this week's American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Clinical Nutrition Week...

2010-11-30 22:02:37

Uruguayan patient is able to drink for the first time in more than 2 years In what might be one of the world's first medicinal body piercings, UC Davis Health System surgeons announced today that they have successfully implanted an experimental device in the throat of a man that will enable him to manually control his ability to swallow. The device, which could offer an effective treatment option for people suffering from severe swallowing problems, is controlled by pulling on a tiny metal...

2010-09-20 22:06:10

Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) requires an adequate nutritional support. Enteral nutrition (EN) should be preferred to total parenteral nutrition in patients with SAP, as it is associated with reduced mortality and complications. However, in clinical practice EN is employed far less frequently than it should. The main obstacle to EN diffusion is that it is considered complicated, as to ensure full pancreatic rest, nutrition tubes should be placed in the jejunum, requiring often troublesome...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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