postpyloric feeding


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postpyloric feeding

The provision of nutrients directly to the duodenum or jejunum via a small-bore catheter advanced through the nose, nasopharynx, esophagus, and stomach into the small bowel. It can be used to manage conditions such as acute pancreatitis, gastric outlet obstruction, or gastroparesis.
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A randomized trial of endoscopic and fluoroscopic placement of postpyloric feeding tubes in critically ill patients.