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Fundoplication versus post-operative medication for gastrooesophageal reflux in children with neurological impairment undergoing gastrostomy

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Background: Children with neurological impairments (NI) frequently experience feeding difficulties which can lead to malnutrition and growth failure. Gastrostomy feeding is now the preferred method of providing nutritional support to children with NI who are unable to feed adequately by mouth. Complications may arise as a result of gastrostomy placement and the development or worsening of gastrooesophageal reflux (GOR) has been widely reported. This has led to the frequent use of surgical ant...

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Vernon-Roberts, A More by this author
Sullivan, PB More by this author
Journal:
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue:
1
Publication date:
2007
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ISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:a4bbcc91-f054-4655-86d7-aa8d82274982
Source identifiers:
191199
Local pid:
pubs:191199

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