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Inappropriate tube feeding of patients 'widespread' by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 6:16pm By Jane Dreaper BBC News health correspondent Leading doctors say some dying patients are inappropriately being given stomach tubes for feeding. Inserting a feeding tube is an invas ... Read on »
Feeding tubes for crash diet regimen for the wedding time by EyeDrD Posted Wed 18 Apr 2012 7:30am JENNIFER DERRICK’S weight had crept to 159 pounds from 125, and she knew she would not fit into her grandmother’s wedding dress. Your Ad Here Jessica Schnaider, 41, spent eight days on a feeding tube, a process that costs $1,500 for 10 days, so she would fit into her wedding gown when she m ... Read on »
The New K-E or Tube Feeding Diet is the Most Ridiculous Diet I Have Heard of Yet by RD 4 ED Posted Thu 31 May 2012 12:20am I wrote this back in April in my blog at www.RD4ED.blogspot.com and I'm just trying to get all my posts caught up on here...   When I opened the internet the other week, I almost choked on my lunch when I saw an article in Yahoo on the newest diet craze, the K-E or tube feeding diet. Women, often brides, are using a feeding tube for 10 da ... Read on »
Feeding Tubes In Nursing Homes: Benefit or Abuse by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Mar 2010 12:15pm By Jack Halpern More than one-third of U.S. nursing home residents with advanced dementia have feeding tubes. About two-thirds of these have the tube inserted during an acute-care hospitalization. Feeding tubes should only be used as a last resort because they lead to a loss of functioning, and can cause serious medical and psyc ... Read on »
Feeding Tubes In Nursing Homes: Benefit or Abuse by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted Sun 19 Dec 2010 8:35pm By Jack Halpern More than one-third of U.S. nursing home residents with advanced dementia have feeding tubes. About two-thirds of these have the tube inserted during an acute-care hospitalization. Feeding tubes should only be used as a last resort because they lead to a loss of functioning, and can cause serious medical and ps ... Read on »
Feeding Tubes For Elders: Benefit or Abuse? by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 Jan 2013 12:00am By Jack Halpern , CEO, My Elder Advocate Imbedded in today’s nursing home culture is a practice that has been notoriously associated with elder abuse in nursing homes. Nationwide, many nursing home residents with advanced cognitive impairment are tube fed (35% according to some studies), despite no demonstrable benefit ... Read on »
Are Feeding Tubes Futile Care or Morally Obligatory? by MKirschMD Posted Sun 14 Mar 2010 6:17am Hypocrisy : The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness. Which of the following medical tests or procedures do physicians commonly recommend, but state they would never accept themselves? (1) Cardiac catheterization (2) Screening colonoscopy (3) Feeding tube placement (4) PS ... Read on »
Feeding Tube Awareness Week Kick-off by Ali Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Sun 09 Feb 2014 10:53pm Today marks the start of an immensely important awareness endeavor Feeding Tube Awareness Week is February 9-15, 2014. Always the second week of February, so as to coincide with Valentines Day. Several of our bee-buddies are thriving with a little extra help from a feeding tube... despite the misconception that this is an extreme medical interv ... Read on »
What Feeding Tube Awareness Week means to me by Michele Tomecko Posted Sun 10 Feb 2013 9:02am It's funny how life works. Just last night as I was giving Kenny his cocktail of meds before bed, I remembered that today was the first day of Feeding Tube Awareness Week. Yeah, us mommies of special needs kids cling onto all awareness days, weeks and months because it makes us feel that what we are going through...we aren't going through it alon ... Read on »
It's Feeding Tube Awareness Week! by Jessica K. Posted Wed 13 Feb 2013 9:53am First, check out the cute photo album I made on the Thomas Marshall Does It All Facebook page to celebrate Feeding Tube Awareness Week. Have you friended us yet? Come on. Let's be Facebook friends ! About Feeding Tubes Feeding tubes can be intimidating. They can also be lifesaving. Education is the key to understanding how feeding t ... Read on »