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Feeding Tubes

What Are the Side Effects of Feeding Tubes?

A feeding tube is a long, narrow tube inserted into the stomach indirectly through the nose or mouth, or directly through the abdo...
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The Process of Death From Refusal of Feeding Tube

Nutrition and hydration are vital to life. Some conditions prevent a person from being able to take adequate nutrition by mouth. I...
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How Is a Feeding Tube Removed?

Feeding tube removal is usually performed by a licensed health care professional, either a nurse or physician. Nasogastric feeding...
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What Are the Different Types of Feeding Tubes?

Placing a tube within the gastrointestinal tract for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes is medically termed as gastrointestinal in...
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What Are the Dangers of a Feeding Tube in the Elderly?

The elderly have a high risk for malnutrition. With advancing age, there is an increased chance for developing diseases or conditi...
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Intravenous Feeding Benefits and Side Effects

When the gastrointestinal tract is not able to digest and absorb food, the necessary elements of nutrition can be artificially pro...
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G-Tube Feeding Formulas for High Protein Nutrition

A G-tube, or gastric tube, is a surgically placed tube that goes through the skin of your abdomen directly into your stomach to pr...
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What Can You Eat With a Feeding Tube?

Tube feedings are implemented in a medical setting to provide nutrition to individuals who are unable or unwilling to eat. Feeding...
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How to Calculate Tube Feeding for Nursing

Some medical conditions prevent people from eating enough calories to meet daily-recommended requirements. Other medical condition...
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Tube Feeding and Diarrhea

Diarrhea is the most commonly reported gastrointestinal complication of tube feeding, reports the American Dietetic Association. T...
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