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The limitations of gastro-jejunal (G-J) feeding tubes in children: a 9-year pediatric hospital database analysis.
|Title||The limitations of gastro-jejunal (G-J) feeding tubes in children: a 9-year pediatric hospital database analysis.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Fortunato JE, Darbari A, Mitchell SE, Thompson RE, Cuffari C|
|Journal||The American journal of gastroenterology|
|Date Published||2005 Jan|
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 Journal||Am. J. Gastroenterol.|