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Nutr Clin Pract. 2006 Oct;21(5):522-8.

The history of nonsurgical enteral tube feeding access.

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Department of Surgery, Room 4072, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15 Street, Augusta, 30912, USA. gcresci@mcg.edu

Abstract

Specialized nutrition support, particularly enteral feeding, has been used for centuries. Technologic advancements have affected the provision of enteral feeding. Feeding solutions and devices, as well as the techniques to place the feeding devices, have evolved. This article reviews the history of bedside placement methods for short-term enteral access devices.

PMID:
16998151
DOI:
10.1177/0115426506021005522
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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