pH testing for detecting the position of nasogastric tubes in adults and children (Intervention Protocol)

Sheilds, Linda, Allgar, Victoria, Arabiat, Diana H, El-Habbal, Magdi, Elliott, Barbara, Greenman, John, Hall, Jenny, Imrie, Cameron, Kalia, Sanjeev and Wadhawan, Jay (2009) pH testing for detecting the position of nasogastric tubes in adults and children (Intervention Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 1: . doi:10.1002/14651858.CD007660


Author Sheilds, Linda
Allgar, Victoria
Arabiat, Diana H
El-Habbal, Magdi
Elliott, Barbara
Greenman, John
Hall, Jenny
Imrie, Cameron
Kalia, Sanjeev
Wadhawan, Jay
Title pH testing for detecting the position of nasogastric tubes in adults and children (Intervention Protocol)
Journal name Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-493X
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/14651858.CD007660
Issue 1
Total pages ERA -unavailable
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Subject 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: Our objective is to determine if there is sufficient evidence to recommend the use of pH testing (the intervention under scrutiny) for verification of correct placement of nasogastric tubes in adults and children. To this end, we will attempt to answer the following questions: 1. In adults and children, is pH testing an effective and safe method for determining whether nasogastric tubes are correctly positioned in the stomach before feeding (or delivery of any fluid) begins? 2. What evidence is there about the risk of adverse events in the case of incorrect placement? For this review, pH testing is defined as: litmus paper, pH indicator test strips, pH meters. These will be tested against other methods used for detecting placement of nasogastric tubes, including visual examination of aspirate, auscultation with insufflation of air, detection of air bubbles in a bowl of water, X-ray, ultrasonography, endoscopy, enzyme analysis of aspirate, capnography, and other methods that do not rely on measurement of pH.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: University of Queensland Library Staff Publications and Presentations
 
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