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Nasoenteric Tube Complications

Nasoenteric Tube Complications The use of nasoenteric tubes (NETs) is ubiquitous, and clinicians often take their placement, function, and maintenance for granted. NETs are used for gastrointestinal decompression, enteral feeding, medication administration, naso-biliary drainage, and specialized indications such as upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Morbidity associated with NETETs is common, but frequently subtle, mandating high index of suspicion, clinical vigilance, and patient safety protocols. Common complications include sinusitis, sore throat and epistaxis. More serious complications include luminal perforation, pulmonary injury, aspiration, and intracranial placement. Frequent monitoring and continual re-review of the indications for continued use of any NETET is prudent, including consideration of changing goals of care. This manuscript reviews NET-related complications and associated topics. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scandinavian Journal of Surgery SAGE

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 2012 Finnish Society of Surgery
ISSN
1457-4969
eISSN
1799-7267
DOI
10.1177/145749691210100302
pmid
22968236
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Abstract

The use of nasoenteric tubes (NETs) is ubiquitous, and clinicians often take their placement, function, and maintenance for granted. NETs are used for gastrointestinal decompression, enteral feeding, medication administration, naso-biliary drainage, and specialized indications such as upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Morbidity associated with NETETs is common, but frequently subtle, mandating high index of suspicion, clinical vigilance, and patient safety protocols. Common complications include sinusitis, sore throat and epistaxis. More serious complications include luminal perforation, pulmonary injury, aspiration, and intracranial placement. Frequent monitoring and continual re-review of the indications for continued use of any NETET is prudent, including consideration of changing goals of care. This manuscript reviews NET-related complications and associated topics.

Journal

Scandinavian Journal of SurgerySAGE

Published: Sep 1, 2012

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