Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

Tan, Yan Mei and Goh, Khean Lee (1996) Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 1 (2). pp. 29-32. ISSN 1823-7339,

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Since the introduction of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) into clinical practice in 1980, it has emerged as the preferred method of providing long-term enteral nutrition. PEG insertion is a relatively easy and rapid endoscopic procedure, well tolerated and affords significant palliation to patients. It has been shown to be safe and effective, the rate of complication and mortality being acceptably low. However, PEG is not as widely known or accepted here as it is elsewhere. Patients continue to have nasogastric tubes in place for lengthy periods adding to their discomfort and debility.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: KK
Uncontrolled Keywords: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; gastrostomy tube; enteral nutrition
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2020 04:46
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 04:46

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