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2009-12-14 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, increased use of safety devices for small-bore connectors for disposable enteral feeding devices will be a key driver of the enteral feeding device markets in both the US and Europe. MRG's new US and European Markets for Enteral Feeding Devices 2010 report finds that the giving set segment will experience the greatest impact from facilities...

2009-12-08 11:06:00

Fellowships Will Advance Enteral Nutrition Therapy as a Necessary Component of Care For Acute and Chronically Ill Patients MINNETONKA, Minn., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nestle HealthCare Nutrition, Inc. today announced the creation of a new Enteral Nutrition Fellowship Program designed to transform patient care by providing physicians specializing in trauma, surgery, gastroenterology, endocrinology and critical care with intensive training in nutrition therapy at some of the...

2009-12-02 18:55:41

A recent study conducted by researchers and physicians at Nationwide Children's Hospital sheds new light on feeding challenges often faced by premature infants. Although the prevalence of this disorder is well recognized, the feeding milestones for infants have not been well described. The new study, published online in the Journal of Perinatology, defines the feeding milestones leading to these infants' transition to oral feeding based on their gestational age and explains other coexisting...

2009-08-26 08:00:00

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Baxa Corporation announces the launch of a new awareness campaign for its NeoThrive Enteral Feeding System. The exclusive NeoThrive System provides Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) a safer way to help their fragile patients grow. NeoThrive uses distinct "Enteral Only" orange coloring and a specialty connector to eliminate the risk of serious IV line misconnections. Together with the NeoThrive Enteral Pump, the Baxa system provides a...

2009-07-15 11:53:00

Recent Death of Infant in Madrid Brings Issue to Forefront SILVER SPRING, Md., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.), whose mission is to improve patient care by advancing the science and practice of nutrition support therapy, is saddened by the recent death of an infant in Madrid, Spain, who died when formula was given to him through an IV catheter and not through a feeding tube in his stomach. "This type of tube...

2009-02-03 05:00:00

"Be A.L.E.R.T." Initiative Complements New Tube-Feeding Best-Practice Recommendations NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of their commitment to safety, Nestle HealthCare Nutrition and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, or A.S.P.E.N., today announced the launch of a new initiative to promote safe tube-feeding in hospitals. The "Be A.L.E.R.T." campaign is designed to raise awareness of key steps that should be taken in order to administer tube...

2009-01-23 12:55:28

Strategy could serve as model of care, especially in cases of prematurity and feeding concerns A new strategy developed in the Neonatal and Infant Feeding Disorders Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital is helping premature infants and other newborns with severe swallowing difficulties learn to feed on their own. According to a study appearing in the February issue of the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, physicians at Nationwide Children's were able to help 15 out of...

2008-09-04 03:00:07

By Tappenden, Kelly A We've all met those individuals who sincerely see themselves as authentic nutrition experts because "well, after all, [they] eat at least 3 times each and every day!" Regardless of whom we encounter, there is a widespread affinity among all for our field because of the innate appreciation among individuals for the need to eat. This certainly provides us with a sympathetic forum to promote the essential nature of our efforts; however, at times, we stumble upon a lack of...

2008-08-31 03:00:00

By Wirth, Rainer Bauer, Jurgen; Sieber, Cornel Gastrostomy site infections following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) are the most common complication after PEG placement. Recent meta-analyses were able to show that PEG site infections can be reduced significantly with a systemic antimicrobial prophylaxis. This mostly cephalosporin- or penicillin- based prophylaxis does not cover fungal infections. Although Candida skin infections after PEG placement are rarely described, a mucosal...

2008-06-16 12:01:05

Family members are battling over whether to remove a feeding tube from a Florida woman who remains paralyzed and speechless after a stroke seven months ago. Karen Weber, 57, remains attached to a feeding tube in a nursing home despite the belief of her husband, Raymond, that she would want the plug pulled and be transferred to hospice care. But her mother, Martha Tatro, and other family members say she is alert and responsive in a developing legal battle reminiscent of the 2005 Terry...


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