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Tube feeding bad for patients with dementia

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 05 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:335
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    For the second time in the past few months, an American medical journal has advocated ending the use of stomach tubes to feed people with advanced Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia.

    The latest article says that feeding tubes can cause a number of health problems, including diarrhoea, …

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