publication . Article . 2011

Pureed by gastrostomy tube diet improves gagging and retching in children with fundoplication.

Scott Pentiuk; Therese O’Flaherty; Kathleen Santoro; Paul Willging; Ajay Kaul;
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  • Published: 28 Apr 2011 Journal: Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, volume 35, pages 375-379 (issn: 0148-6071, eissn: 1941-2444, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Background: Children with feeding disorders requiring Nissen fundoplication may develop gagging and retching following gastrostomy feedings. We developed a “pureed by gastrostomy tube” (PBGT) diet in an attempt to treat these symptoms and provide adequate nutrition and hydration. Methods: Children post– fundoplication surgery with symptoms of gagging and retching with gastrostomy feedings were selected from our interdisciplinary feeding team. An individualized PBGT diet was designed to meet the child’s nutrition goals. The child’s weight gain was recorded at each follow-up visit. A telephone survey was performed to determine parents’ perceptions of the child’s s...
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free text keywords: Nutrition and Dietetics, Medicine (miscellaneous)
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