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Early jejunal feeding by bedside placement of a nasointestinal tube significantly improves nutritional status and reduces complications in critically ill patients versus enteral nutrition by a nasogastric tube.
Six days later, the nasointestinal tube was placed in the distal duodenum through the gastroscopy.
Metheny and colleagues (1986) also found that small-bore nasointestinal tubes were out of position 27%-50% of the time.