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Gastrostomy Feeding and Gastroesophageal Reflux

Abstract:
There are several indications for gastrostomy tube insertion in pediatrics, and the commonest is to overcome oral-motor impairment and feeding difficulties. Insertion of a PEG feeding tube carries with it a relatively low risk of complications, but gastroesophageal reflux may be problematic especially in children with neurological impairment. This chapter considers the causes, prevalence, diagnosis, and management both medical and surgical of gastroesophageal reflux in children who have received a gastrostomy feeding tube.
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Published
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Not peer reviewed

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978-3-642-11202-7

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Paediatrics
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Publisher:
Springer
Host title:
Esophageal and Gastric Disorders in Infancy and Childhood
Pages:
1133-1138
Publication date:
2017-03-25
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ISBN-10:
3642112021
ISBN-13:
9783642112027
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pubs:701408
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uuid:fb38e891-8db9-499f-aef8-8566d0bf96db
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pubs:701408
Source identifiers:
701408
Deposit date:
2017-06-20

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