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Vol. 10, Issue 2 (2021)

Study on use of enteral feeding tubes in a tertiary care hospital in Kerala

Author(s):
Athira BM
Abstract:
When enteral feeding tubes are inserted in patients with swallowing difficulties, medicines are also administered through these tubes. The present study aims at analyzing the extent of use of different types of Enteral Feeding Tubes among various departments of a tertiary care hospital. A prospective observational study was carried out in a tertiary care hospital of Kerala state of India. A total of 160 patients meeting the criteria were identified over 3 months. Highest number of patients was from department of neurology. When the type of enteral tube was analysed 74.4% of patients (119) was on naso gastric tube.
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How to cite this article:
Athira BM. Study on use of enteral feeding tubes in a tertiary care hospital in Kerala. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(2):15-17.
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