percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy


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per·cu·ta·ne·ous en·do·scop·ic gas·tros·to·my

a gastrostomy performed without opening the abdominal cavity; usually involves gastroscopy, insufflation of the stomach, and puncture of stomach and abdominal wall, followed by placement of a special tube.

percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)

the creation of a new opening in the stomach for enteral tube feedings. It can also be used for gastric decompression. PEG is accomplished by puncturing the abdominal wall after the stomach has been distended. A tube is then inserted through the abdominal wall into the stomach under endoscopic guidance. It can be performed with the patient under local anesthesia or moderate sedation or analgesia in the endoscopic suite, in the operating room, or at bedside in the critical care unit.
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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube

percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

See PEG.

per·cu·ta·ne·ous en·do·scop·ic gas·tros·to·my

(pĕr'kyū-tā'nē-ŭs en'dō-skop'ik gas-tros'tŏ-mē)
Surgery performed without opening the abdominal cavity; usually involves gastroscopy, insufflation of the stomach, and puncture of stomach and abdominal wall, followed by tube placement.
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Six patients were implanted simultaneously with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) and DP.
Deaths after delayed recognition of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube migration.
Sekas, "Long-term Follow-up of Consequences of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tubes in Nursing Home Patients," Digestive Diseases and Sciences 39 (1994): 738-43.
As part of its development, I changed the name to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, and now it is commonly referred to as a PEG.
He reported losing 70 pounds during that time and required a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy for alimentation.
Charts from the 2000 calendar year were obtained from a list of patients aged 65 or older who had died and had a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order on their chart at the time of death and/or patients who had had a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) procedure.
Placement of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tubes (PEGs) (update 1-03)
March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Halyard Health(NYSE: HYH), formerly Kimberly-Clark Health Care, today announced the introduction of an improved placement kit for its Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube, the MIC* PEG tube.
Current medications (all of which were administered via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube) included twice-daily levetiracetam, daily 20 mg citalopram, and daily 40 mg esomeprazole.
We performed a retrospective chart review of 55 patients who had been treated for head and neck cancer to evaluate the complication rate associated with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) for nutritional support.

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