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How often dose a nj tube have to be replaced used 247 only source of nutrition?

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Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah
Internal Medicine

In brief: 7-24 days

An nj or naso-jejunal tube can be left in place anywhere from 7-24 days.
More or less frequent tube changes can result in nose bleeds, nasal erosion, pneumonia, and sinusitis. There are many different opinions, but ideally an nj tube is a short term nutrition, and the ideal time to change a tube is around 7 days.

In brief: 7-24 days

An nj or naso-jejunal tube can be left in place anywhere from 7-24 days.
More or less frequent tube changes can result in nose bleeds, nasal erosion, pneumonia, and sinusitis. There are many different opinions, but ideally an nj tube is a short term nutrition, and the ideal time to change a tube is around 7 days.
Dr. Varadarajan Subbiah
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Weeks

Can be left in place until a functional issue arises requiring change.
If going to be needed for weeks-->months-->? Then you should discuss with dr about getting a peg or other long term access for nutrition, as if in place too long for specific patient, can cause skin/tissue breakdown in nose.

In brief: Weeks

Can be left in place until a functional issue arises requiring change.
If going to be needed for weeks-->months-->? Then you should discuss with dr about getting a peg or other long term access for nutrition, as if in place too long for specific patient, can cause skin/tissue breakdown in nose.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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