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different types of nasogastric tubes

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Nose and stomach: nasogastric tube is a tube inserted through the nose and place the tip in the stomach for feeding purposes gastric tube is a tube go directly to the ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Like a tube: tube inserted through the nose and place the tip in the stomach to feed the patient long term use of nasogastric tube can cause erosion to the nose a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nasogastric tube: A nasogastric tube is used to evacuate stomach contents. It is commonly used in surgery when the stomach contents need to be removed, or when the GI t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Janak Acharya
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Nose to stomach tube: A tube placed through the nose into the stomach to decompress the stomach or infuse medications or nutrition.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vandersteen
31 years experience Pediatric Urology
Gently pull: The tube is released from the tape which holds it in place. It is gently pulled and withdrawn out the nose. It requires no medication and is not pai ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hennig
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
You can't...: If the tube is clogged, only by unclogging it can you either instill new medications or remove fluid from the stomach.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes.: This is not appropriate for any healthy babies, but premature and ill infants, as well as some with certain swallowing issues, could possibly benefit ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
No: long term use of nasogastric tube can cause erosion to the nose and nostrils and can cause all kind of sinus problems if tube feeding warranted the u ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Simple bypass: Ng feeding is a simple and short term way to maintain enteral ( using the digestive tract) feedings to maintain adequate nutrition while a patient is ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
No.: I don't see this as helpful, and it certainly does not address the core of the problem.

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