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Brand PRCT (n=66) - Bridle reduced displacement 38% to 4% (p<0.05)

(Surg Endo 1999;13:1211)

Brand PRCT (n=66) - Bridle reduced displacement 38% to 4% (p<0.05)

(Surg Endo 1999;13:1211)

Fig. 10.1. Bridle technique.

neuromuscular disease, contaminated oropharyngeal environment, structural abnormalities of the aerodigestive tract, supine position, and elevated residual gastric volumes [49]. The risk of aspiration may be reduced by changing the level of feeding infusion from the stomach to the small bowel, elevation of the head of the bed to >45 degrees, implementing continuous rather than bolus feeding, using chlorohexidene mouthwashes, and administering aprokinetic drug [50].

Microbiologically confirmed sinusitis occurs in approximately 10% of cases of nasal feeding tubes and is thought to be secondary to obstruction of anatomic sinus drainage [51]. In rare cases, enteral nutrition has been linked to intestinal ischemia. The typical situation is one in which a critically ill, hypotensive patient on pressors exhibits decreasing tolerance (ileus, abdominal bloating, abdominal pain) of the tube feedings. In this clinical setting, tube feeding should be suspended pending further evaluation [52, 53].

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