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CHICHARRO, L. et al. Immediate complications of feeding percutaneous gastrostomy: a 10-year experience. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2009, vol.24, n.1, pp.73-76. ISSN 0212-1611.
Percutaneous gastrostomy feeding tube (PG) may be beneficial in some patients, in others such as advanced dementia or rapidly progressive diseases its value is being questioned. Patient selection is important to identify those whowill benefit from PG. This study aims to identify patients factors that may help in patient selection for PG. To analyse the characteristics of this patient's cohort and to describe the immediate complications of the procedure that we have defined as the ones happened in the first 30 days. To compare the two patient's group -with and without- immediate complications, non-parametric tests were used.
Palabras clave : Gastrostomy feeding tube; Enteral nutrition; Immediate complications.