Study's methods were inadequate

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7036.973a (Published 13 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:973
  1. Thomas Esmonde
  1. Senior registrar in neurology Department of Neurology, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast BT12 6BA

    EDITOR,—I do not believe that the results of B Norton and colleagues' small study comparing nasogastric tube feeding and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding in patients with dysphagia after stroke are justified.1

    Firstly, the methodology is inadequate: although computed tomography was performed in 25 of the 30 cases, the findings are not reported. Surely the extent of the …

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