A method for stabilizing chronic gastrostomy or jejunostomy tubes

Stephen M. Tuel*, Yeongchi Wu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Haphazard and inefficent securing of chronic gastrostomy or jejunostomy tubes causes major complications due to migration of the percutaneous feeding tube, including pyloric or intestinal obstruction, obstructive jaundice, and impaired feeding. These problems associated with current anchoring techniques can be prevented by following an inexpensive, easily learned stabilization method using sterile gauze pads and tape that fixes the tube in position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-176
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of physical medicine and rehabilitation
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

Keywords

  • Bandages
  • Enteral feeding
  • Gastrostomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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