orogastric

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orogastric

pertaining to the mouth and stomach.

orogastric intubation
passing a stomach tube via the mouth. The tube is of rubber or plastic. To avoid having the animal chew it there is a preference for a nasogastric tube. If it is passed per os, it is standard practice to use a mouth gag.
orogastric tube
see orogastric intubation (above).
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Retrospective review of the final abdominal radiograph taken on day 28 showed that the inserted nasogastric tube took a different course within the abdominal cavity than the orogastric tube that was inserted on day 1 and that it deviated leftward and extended about 20 cm beyond the assumed location of the gastrojejunostomy (Figure 1c).
The revised Baylor policy for nasogastric/orogastric tube insertion is as follows: "In patients with altered physiology of the nares, oropharynx, esophagus, or stomach, such as occurs with bariatric surgery, other gastric surgery, nasal deformity or surgery, esophageal varices, or chronic epistaxis, nurses will not insert nasogastric or orogastric tubes, but consult with the physician to perform the procedure.
Some of these patients, especially those admitted in intensive care units (ICUs), will receive nasogastric or orogastric tubes for enteral nutrition (2), often according to hospital protocol under the direction of nutrition services and nursing staff.
An orogastric tube was passed to empty the stomach.
Despite the widespread use of PPIs to suppress gastric acid in other upper GI conditions, doctors in intensive care units have not had an approved PPI to use in patients whose only gastric access was through a nasogastric or orogastric tube," said Dr.
Rapinex 40mg may be administered once per day through nasogastric or orogastric tubes currently in place, while IV cimetidine is administered by continuous infusion.