Percutaneous fluoroscopic gastrostomy. A safe option?

Laing, B., Smithers, M. and Harper, J. (1994) Percutaneous fluoroscopic gastrostomy. A safe option?. Medical Journal of Australia, 161 5: 308-310.

Author Laing, B.
Smithers, M.
Harper, J.
Title Percutaneous fluoroscopic gastrostomy. A safe option?
Journal name Medical Journal of Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-729X
Publication date 1994-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 161
Issue 5
Start page 308
End page 310
Total pages 3
Place of publication Strawberry Hills, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australasian Medical Publishing Company
Language eng
Formatted abstract
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety of percutaneous fluoroscopic gastrostomy (PFG) tube insertion for enteral nutrition.
DESIGN AND SETTING: The records of 70 consecutive patients who had a PFG procedure at a tertiary referral hospital (Princess Alexandra Hospital) were analysed retrospectively.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Incidence of morbidity and mortality from PFG.
RESULTS: Sixty-nine of 70 procedures were successfully performed. There were two deaths secondary to aspiration pneumonia and a morbidity rate of 13%. These figures are comparable with results from other series.
CONCLUSION: PFG is a safe, effective procedure for enteral nutrition.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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