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IGUAL FRAILE, D.; MARCOS SANCHEZ, A.; ROBLEDO ANDRES, P.  y  FERNANDEZ BERMEJO, M.. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy: its use in Primary Health Care . Medifam [online]. 2003, vol.13, n.1, pp.20-26. ISSN 1131-5768.

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube feeding is a safe and effective method of providing long-term enteral nutrition in patients who are unable to swallow and offers important advantages over nasogastric tube feeding. This procedure is relatively unknown in Primary Health Care. We revise the indications of this procedure and the cares that these patients require from the point of view of Primary Health Care professionals. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy has become the method of choice to achieve a long-term enteral nutrition in at home care program.

Palabras clave : Pecutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; Primary Health Care; At home enteral nutrition.

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