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G-Tube Extension Tubes by Lynn Patient Expert When feeding via g-tube for medical reasons, extension tubes are used to connect the syringe or... the extension tube dry only having one extension tube in use (or at most 2) at a time After feeding Little...
How long will a feeding tube in an adult sustain life?: Decades. I have worked with adults with brain injury who have lived at home for coming up to 20 years with feeding tubes. He may be losing...
G-Tube Feeding Mechanics by Lynn Patient Expert When feeding via g-tube for medical reasons, there are options other than formula and pumps... hours after snack. When feeding via g-tube for medical reasons, there are options other than formula...
Nasogastric (NG) Tube Feeding by Lauren B. Patient Expert feeding. When Is It Used? The most popular way of tube feeding is called nasogastric (NG) feeding. Nasogastric feeding involved inserting a thick, flexible tube through the nose, back down...
G-Tube Feeding on Recent Travels by Lynn Patient Expert of syringes given After several years of giving feedings via g-tube, it becomes mindless. I quickly forget... feedings via g-tube, it becomes mindless. I quickly forget how many syringes I’ve given and when.  At home...
What Are the Dangers of a Feeding Tube in the Elderly? by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert By Samantha Bunch, eHow Contributor Feeding tubes may be given to the elderly.... There are several potential complications related to having a feeding tube. Read more: What Are the Dangers of a Feeding
Feeding Tubes In Nursing Homes: Benefit or Abuse by My Elder Advocate Patient Expert 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...
G-Tube Feedings and Dentistry by Lynn Patient Expert When feeding via g-tube for medical reasons, typically the person being fed does NOT eat orally... between her teeth.  Her teeth are white and shiny and it makes for a beautiful smile! When feeding via g-tube...
Inappropriate tube feeding of patients 'widespread' by Healthy Solutions Patient Expert are inappropriately being given stomach tubes for feeding. Inserting a feeding tube is an invasive... should be made to maintain eating and drinking by mouth. One expert said tube feeding for people with advanced dementia...
Feeding Tube Surgery by rettmom Patient Expert Wednesday was Brooklyn's feeding tube surgery day. For those of you who follow my blog you know... seen much of that amazing Brooklyn smile yet but we are getting there. She is tolerating her tube feeds great...

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Complications ... vent any complications from dysphagia, you may be fed through a feeding tube. The tube is usually put into your nose and then pa ... » Read on
Treatment ... that cause muscle stiffness. Feeding and drooling problems Ch ... » Read on