NG tube


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na·so·gas·tric tube

(nā'zō-gas'trik tūb)
A tube used for feeding or suctioning stomach contents; inserted through the nose and down the esophagus into the stomach.
Synonym(s): NG tube.
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"Surgery, biopsies, X-rays, ultrasounds, CT and MRI scans, hair loss, weight loss, 29 consecutive nights in hospital, blood transfusions, NG tubes, NG tube replacements, vomiting, mouth sores and dressing changes.
An NG tube also may be ordered for intubated patients and those with associated injuries, unless contraindicated because of facial trauma or potential head injury.
They further contended that placing an NG tube was not possible due to her prior gastric bypass.<br />Action: Medical malpractice<br />Injuries alleged: Death<br />Case name: Withheld<br />Court/case no.: Withheld<br />Jury and/or judge: N/A (settled)<br />Amount: $3 million<br />Date: January 2017<br />Attorneys: Andrew C.
Although NG tube application is generally considered safe, it can result in complications such as pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, subcutaneous emphysema, pneumonia, pulmonary hemorrhage, empyema, hemothorax, mediastinitis, bronchopleural fistula, perforation [2].
He was admitted to the local acute hospital for NG tube insertion and intravenous (IV) fluids at this point.
Mrs Pierce now works in the emergency department where she no longer needs to insert NG tubes, but she told the inquest: "I wouldn't touch an NG tube again after that."
Each capsule's contents can be swallowed whole, put on food, sprinkled directly into the patient's mouth or administered via a G-tube or NG tube, which are unavailable options with other drugs.
However, NG tube was often poorly tolerated by the patient, besides, its prolonged use may lead to some complications, including chronic sinusitis, lesions to the nasal wing, esophagitis and aspiration pneumonia.
The NG tube makes it possible to create negative pressure within the stomach using medical equipment or a manual method.
Accidental dislodging of the NG tube during patient routine repositioning renders it difficult to reinsert it again.
NG tube insertion is contraindicated due to fear of perforation [6].