Latest Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy Stories

2014-07-03 12:47:36

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) Pediatric patients with intestinal failure often need gastrostomy tubes, or feeding tubes inserted into an opening created in the stomach, for long-term nutrition. The use of such tubes can lead to persistent gastrocutaneous fistulae, or the failure of the opening to close on its own, resulting in a need for surgical closure. The causes of gastrocutaneous fistulae in pediatric patients are largely unknown, but...

2014-06-11 08:30:27

Pioneering medical device developer earns three FDA and CE Mark approvals for innovative bio fluid measurement technologies that assist in verifying proper nasogastric tube placement PHOENIX, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RightBio Metrics, an emerging leader in advanced fluid measurement technologies, today announces the availability of three new products after receiving both FDA and CE Mark approvals to distribute their point-of-care diagnostic devices. The approved devices,...

2013-12-20 23:20:23

InventHelp, based in Pittsburgh, is working to submit these Pennsylvania inventors' idea, Bev's Peg Tube Accessory, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 "As someone who is fitted with a PEG tube, I know how hard it can be to just leave the house some days because I worry about having to change dressings or tubing coming loose," said one of two inventors from New Port, Pa. "In order to make my life more independent and free, we developed...

2013-09-16 23:20:03

Transparency Market Research published new "Enteral Feeding Devices Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends Analysis, and Forecasts, 2012 – 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC, visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/enteral-feeding-devices-market.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 According to Transparency Market Research “Enteral Feeding Devices Market – Global Industry Size, Market Share,...

2013-04-15 10:55:00

Additional fluoroscopic and CT views can substantially reduce complications that occur during percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy, a procedure used for patients who require a gastric tube for nutritional support. "In a study of 146 patients, we saw a major complications rate of 5.9%," said Dr. Erich Lang, of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, in Brooklyn, NY and lead author of the study. Major complications included organ injury with hemorrhage and colonic perforation, he said. Minor...

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...

2011-03-15 15:44:39

Impairment of oral intake occurs in the majority of patients with head and neck cancer (HNC) receiving chemoradiotherapy. Placement of prophylactic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube in asymptomatic newly diagnosed HNC before chemoradiation is a common practice in some centers. In some studies, PEG has been associated with a decrease in treatment related weight loss in patients with HNC, but no studies have examined the utilization rate. A research article published on February...

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