Rules for administering some drugs that are commonly used in neurologic practice through enteral tubes
are given in Annex 2.
For the diabetes patient population requiring total enteral nutrition, information is needed on the best glucose therapy agent that will maintain tube patency and affect patient safety, nursing practice, quality of care, the total calories and carbohydrate that patients receive, and the costs associated with enteral tube
Athlin, "Cooperation in the care for patients with home enteral tube
feeding throughout the care trajectory: nurses' perspectives," Journal of Clinical Nursing, vol.
Oral nutrition support, enteral tube
feeding, and parenteral nutrition.
In a prospective study evaluating factors that place a child at risk for improper placement or displacement of enteral tubes
, Ellett and Beckstrand (1999) found that coma, inactivity, dysphagia, and the use of Argyle[R] tubes increased the risk of tube placement error.
Patient 4 failed to respond to Seihai-to therapy even after she resigned from taking meals orally and were feeded through an enteral tube
. In contrast, the fever index and CRP value of the 6 responders in the Seihai-to group decreased throughout the study period, and were nearly normalized after the 16-week period of Seihai-to therapy, permitting discontinuation of antibiotics.
Krynski, "Decisions about Enteral Tube
Feeding among the Elderly," Journal of the American Gerontological Society 41 (1993): 70-77.
Most of the respondents said during in-person interviews that they would not want CPR, a respirator, or parenteral or enteral tube
nutrition if they had developed any level of dementia.
The same process was followed for feeding tubes (naso-gastric tube, gastro jejunostomy tube, gastrostomy tube, jejunostomy tube, duodenal tube, enteral tube
, duodenal tube, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube).
Outcomes associated with enteral tube
feedings in a medical intensive care unit.
Effect of timing and method of enteral tube
feeding for dysphagic stroke patients (FOOD): A multicentre randomised controlled trial.