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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Calculate Tube Feeding for Nursing

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

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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