Background: The safety of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) insertion in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with significant respiratory compromise has been questioned. Objectives: To review the characteristics of an ALS clinic patient cohort undergoing PEG, and the introduction of a risk stratification tool with procedural adaptations for higher-risk individuals. Methods: Patients undergoing PEG insertion were analysed (n=1... Expand abstract
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A risk stratifying tool to facilitate safe late-stage percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy in ALS
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