The limitations of gastro-jejunal (G-J) feeding tubes in children: a 9-year pediatric hospital database analysis.

TitleThe limitations of gastro-jejunal (G-J) feeding tubes in children: a 9-year pediatric hospital database analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsFortunato JE, Darbari A, Mitchell SE, Thompson RE, Cuffari C
JournalThe American journal of gastroenterology
Volume100
Issue1
Pagination186-9
Date Published2005 Jan
Abstract

A gastro-jejunal (G-J) feeding tube is a safe and useful temporizing method of providing enteral access in children. Although G-J tubes are often used to obviate the need for a surgical jejunostomy, their long-term use is often associated with mechanical failure.

Alternate JournalAm. J. Gastroenterol.