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Br J Surg. 1992 Nov;79(11):1127-31.

Nasogastric intubation and elective abdominal surgery.

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Department of Surgery, Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK.

Abstract

The use of nasogastric tubes after elective abdominal surgery remains standard practice for many surgeons. Such tubes, however, cause much discomfort and are associated with significant morbidity. This paper reviews the arguments for and against nasogastric intubation, and finds little evidence to support its continued routine use.

PMID:
1467881
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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