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What medical reasons that require feeding a patient through a nasogastric tube.?

What medical reasons that require feeding a patient through a nasogastric tube.?

Many things: no body use nasal gastric feeding tube now unless it have been used for a very short period of time if it was used they use it on any patient that not capable of eating but his guts is capable of digestion the food good way of nutrition for a patient that could not feed themselves IV fluid has no nutritional values only good for hydration if feeding needed they use now PEG tube ...Read more

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Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is the same: Normally the eustachian tube that connects middle ear to nasopharygeal area , remain closed in this condition it opens intermittently opens ...Read more

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Can paramedics insert an endotracheal tube en route to the hospital?

Can paramedics insert an endotracheal tube en route to the hospital?

Yes: Inserting endotracheal tubes is included in the paramedics' job description. Positioning needs to be checked, though, just as it does when a physician places it. ...Read more

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How come there isnt an artificial fallopian tube or fallopian tube transplant?

How come there isnt an artificial fallopian tube or fallopian tube transplant?

Because IVF works: There is no good reason to try to make an artificial fallopian tube or try to transplant a fallopian tube, as in vitro fertilization (ivf) has high success rates for tubal problems causing infertility. ...Read more

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There are medical reasons that require feeding a baby through a nasogastric tube?

There are medical reasons that require feeding a baby through a nasogastric tube?

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 from short-term use of n-g feeding. ...Read more

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Whats a rotable medical device?

Rotable: I never heard of it before. Have you tried looking that up? Are you sure you have the right spelling? ...Read more

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Is it cruel to feed someone through a nasogastric tube or esophagostomy tube?

Is it cruel to feed someone through a nasogastric tube or esophagostomy tube?

No: On occasions, it can be life saving. If someone is unable to talk food orally, the next best approach is a feeding tube, either through the nose or percutaneously, which would be for long-term use. An esophagostomy tube is used for drainage of the esophagus, and is not used as a feeding tube. ...Read more

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The typical amount one might suction via nasogastric tube from a patient overnight?

The typical amount one might suction via nasogastric tube from a patient overnight?

Varies with cause: Good nursing question! check with the doc who placed the tube. If just for keeping stomach empty without overproduction (post-op, etc.), minimal to few 100ccs per shift is typical, but if actively draining overproduction, may be much more. Ask the doc who placed the tube for parameters when to call, whether/when to draw labs or supplement fluids with exceptionally high outputs. ...Read more

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What is a venous access device (port-a-cath)?

What is a venous access device (port-a-cath)?

PORT-A-CATH: This is a device that works by monitoring a catheter in a vein to keep ready access to injection of intravenous medications or fluids. The device stays in place for a prolonged period and thereby avoids the need to repeatedly puncture a vein to administer medications or fluids. ...Read more

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When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

Depends on med: Five to ten mL is a general amount of saline flush in larger children, depending on the viscosity of the medication being delivered through the tube. Infants and very small children may require less. ...Read more

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Does fda test medical devices?

Does fda test medical devices?

Yes but not directly: The fda requires approval for marketing of devices that monitor, treat, or diagnose medical problems. They do not directly test the devices but have approved third party companies that can verify the function and accuracy of devices and may require clinical trial data or some types of devices (ie. Those used to diagnose, monitor or treat serious conditions). ...Read more

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Can a nasogastric tube help internal bleeding?

Can a nasogastric tube help internal bleeding?

Not necessarily.: An "ng" tube is often placed to help determine where in the GI tract the bleeding source is and how much blood loss there is. It will not stop the bleeding. Gastrointestinal bleeding often stops on its own. If it does not, an endoscopy or surgery may be needed. Sometimes a radiologist can stop the bleeding by plugging (embolization) the bleeding blood vessel. ...Read more

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Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

VAD: Not usually, these are mechanical devices and do not have tissues that would be rejected. However because they are mechanical patients are kept on blood thinners because they can cause blood clots. ...Read more

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My doctor suggested a gj tube to replace my nj tube what are some pros cons of gj tube instead a nj tube?

My doctor suggested a gj tube to replace my nj tube what are some pros cons of gj tube instead a nj tube?

NJ vs GJ tubes: There are a number of key differences between a naso-jejunal tube versus a gastro-jejunal tube: 1) point of insertion--nj goes thru your nose while gj is placed thru your skin ; presumably is more comfortable; 2) reliability--nj ; gj tubes notoriously both flop back into the stomach, but the frequency is a little higher with the ng device; 3) nj tubes can cause esophageal trauma; gj tubes don't. ...Read more

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Will an orthodontic expander cause eustacian tube dysfunction?

Will an orthodontic expander cause eustacian tube dysfunction?

Palatal Expanders: Eustacian tube dysfunction is not a "usual" problem related to wear of a palatal expander. However, if there is localized swelling at the most posterior extension of the acrylic portion of the expander, or a sensitivity to the acrylic, the inflamation related to this swelling could be a consideration in a differential diagnosis. It would be best if you consulted with an ent, oral surgeon or md. ...Read more

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