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What is nasogastric tube feeding used for?

What is nasogastric tube feeding used for?

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 not aleart enough to feed or has problems with the swallowing process. If the patient has long term needs, a tube thru the abdominal wall to the stomach can do the same thing.Good nutrition is important to healing. ...Read more

Dr. Poonam Manasa
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Tube Feeding (Definition)

For those unable to swallow well/high risk of aspiration, a tube can be placed via the nose, mouth, or inserted through the abdominal wall (see pic) into the stomach or even further down into intestine. Food (usually liquid form such as ensure) is then fed through this tube--this is tube feeding. Have ...Read more


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Is prolonged nasogastric tube feeding ok?

Is prolonged nasogastric tube feeding ok?

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 use PEG tube which a tube that could go directly to the stomach via the abdomen bypassing the upper part and could be inserted by a scope no need for surgery or anesthesia and tolerated by any body regardless how sick they are it could be done bed side ...Read more

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What plan of action can be given to a patient who survived sudden cardiac death and is now undergoing nasogastric tube feeding?

What plan of action can be given to a patient who survived sudden cardiac death and is now undergoing nasogastric tube feeding?

Cardiac arrest: The answer depends on the extent of arrest such as how long the patient was not perfusing his or her vital organs. Severe brain damage can occur when the heart stops pumping blood, some patients never regain function. Best of luck to you. ...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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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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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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How can a preemie be breast fed through the nasogastric tube?

How can a preemie be breast fed through the nasogastric tube?

See below: You need to pump and provide the pumped breast milk through the tube. Use the recommended amount and frequency provided by the nicu staff. ...Read more

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What is a nasogastric tube used for?

What is a nasogastric tube used for?

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 tract cannot move things through on it own (as with bowel obstruction). An ng tube can also be used in the emergency room to administer medications or remove poisons or overdoses. They go through the nose to prevent the gag reflex, and can stay there. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nasogastric tube?

What is the definition or description of: nasogastric tube?

NG tube: This is a flexible tube inserted through the nose and then carefully advanced into the stomach. It is used to suction fluids and gases out of the stomach, often for surgical patients. ...Read more

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Can a nasogastric tube help in the case of bulimia?

Can a nasogastric tube help in the case of bulimia?

No.: I don't see this as helpful, and it certainly does not address the core of the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Nasogastric Tube (Definition)

This is a flexible tube inserted through the nose and then carefully advanced into the stomach. It is used to suction fluids and gases out of the stomach, ...Read more