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Re-establishing patency of a small bore feeding tube with complete occlusion- A novel use for an ERCP catheter

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Golioto, M; Lytle, J; Jowell, P
Published in: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
January 1, 2001

Background: The use of small-bore nasoen-teral feeding tubes has become a common method to provide temporary access for enteral nutrition. Occlusion is a frequent problem, which occurs in approximately 6% to 10% of patients. A reliable, reproducible, and cost-effective technique to clear complete tube occlusion is needed. Method: A Glo-tip, 5-4-3 translucent TFE endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) catheter (Wilson Cook, Winston Salem, NC) was inserted into the lumen of a completely obstructed 12 Fr, 152 cm, polyurethane weighted-tip feeding tube (Endotube; Kangaroo Feeding Products). The catheter was easily advanced to the level of the occlusion, disrupting the clogged material, and flushed, relieving the obstruction. Conclusion: We present a novel, cost-effective method to clear a completely obstructed small bore nasojejunal feeding tube, using a biliary catheter. Copyright © 2001 American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

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Nutrition in Clinical Practice

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ISSN

0884-5336

Publication Date

January 1, 2001

Volume

16

Issue

5

Start / End Page

284 / 285

Related Subject Headings

  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences
 

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Golioto, M., Lytle, J., & Jowell, P. (2001). Re-establishing patency of a small bore feeding tube with complete occlusion- A novel use for an ERCP catheter. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 16(5), 284–285. https://doi.org/10.1177/088453360101600504
Golioto, M., J. Lytle, and P. Jowell. “Re-establishing patency of a small bore feeding tube with complete occlusion- A novel use for an ERCP catheter.” Nutrition in Clinical Practice 16, no. 5 (January 1, 2001): 284–85. https://doi.org/10.1177/088453360101600504.
Golioto M, Lytle J, Jowell P. Re-establishing patency of a small bore feeding tube with complete occlusion- A novel use for an ERCP catheter. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2001 Jan 1;16(5):284–5.
Golioto, M., et al. “Re-establishing patency of a small bore feeding tube with complete occlusion- A novel use for an ERCP catheter.” Nutrition in Clinical Practice, vol. 16, no. 5, Jan. 2001, pp. 284–85. Scopus, doi:10.1177/088453360101600504.
Golioto M, Lytle J, Jowell P. Re-establishing patency of a small bore feeding tube with complete occlusion- A novel use for an ERCP catheter. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. 2001 Jan 1;16(5):284–285.
Journal cover image

Published In

Nutrition in Clinical Practice

DOI

ISSN

0884-5336

Publication Date

January 1, 2001

Volume

16

Issue

5

Start / End Page

284 / 285

Related Subject Headings

  • Nutrition & Dietetics
  • 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
  • 1103 Clinical Sciences