Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding after acute dysphagic stroke

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.972 (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:972

Staff find it harder to stop feeding patients with a gastrostomy

  1. Kate Mackay
  1. Consultant Public Health Medicine, Barnet Health Authority, Colindale Hospital, London NW9 5HG

    EDITOR,—The initial findings of B Norton and colleagues' study comparing percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy with nasogastric tube feeding after acute dysphagic stroke seem to suggest a better prognosis for patients fed through a gastrostomy.1 I welcome the authors' intention to study the effects of this procedure on …

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