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Could you still get aspiration from a gastronomy, enteral?

Yes: Some people may continue to aspirate while on G tube. Those patients may benefit from Jejunostomy tube ...Read more

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What size tubing is used for enteral feedings for children and infants?

What size tubing is used for enteral feedings for children and infants?

Depends: It depends on the age and the weight of the child as well as on where you are going to use them, what are you using them for and for how long. ...Read more

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Im confused anout enteral feeds and home infusion. Is there a site to describe?

Im confused anout enteral feeds and home infusion. Is there a site to describe?

Yes: Try the patient section at the american society for parenteral and enteral nutrition (aspen) website, and the olney foundation website. ...Read more

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Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids.i can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain. How do I get cream in?

Doc prescribed me proctosol for enteral hemorrhoids.i can't get cream to go in rectum and I'm on a lot of pain.  How do I get cream in?

Don't force it: Internal hemorrhoids typically don't cause pain, unless they are prolapsed and thromboses. Sometimes the pain is caused by an anal fissure rather than a hemorrhoid, in which case placing anything into the anal canal will be very painful and won't help either. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Is it safe for a patient to receive a TPN feed through a GJ Tube?My sis has severe Mastocytosis & Gastroparesis, and enteral feeding tube didn't work.

Not a question of : safety, rather why give a parenteral feeding, enterally, might not be absorbed efficiently and an expensive preparation would be wasted. The G-J tube is meant to bypass the stomach and go right into the small intestine, there are preparations meant to be used this way that don't need stomach digestive process, ask the doctors/dietician about, wish you and your sister wellness ...Read more

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How do I get iron into my diet?

How do I get iron into my diet?

Red meat: Red meat is a good source of iron. Depending how much you need, you can also consider iron supplement pills. It might be cheaper than purchasing red meat. Certain vegetables like spinach have iron, but they are not as easily absorbed as the iron in red meat. ...Read more

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How did ebola get into the U.S.?

How did ebola get into the U.S.?

Ebola: Ebola reached the US through infected individuals. ...Read more

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How can I get into ketosis fast?

How can I get into ketosis fast?

Fasting: Going 24 hours without eating (water is fine) is a great way to have your body start producing ketones. When you fast your body needs to break down fat to provide you with energy and ketones are a breakdown product of fat. ...Read more

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How can I get myself into rehab?

How can I get myself into rehab?

Consultation: You need to be referred by the pcp to a physiatrist and then evaluated for possible admission for inpatient rehabilitation. For outpatient rehab services your pcp or orthopedic surgeon can refer you to a physical therapist for assessment and treatment. ...Read more