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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 109--111

Feasibility, safety and efficacy of percutaneus endoscopic gastrostomy on ventilated patients in ICU

Dept of Critical Care, Dept of Surgery and Endoscopy, Lokmanya Hospital Chinchwad, Pune, India

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L V Pillai
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.35082

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An audit of 27 ventilated patients who underwent percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) in ICU revealed that this procedure could be safely performed in the ICU under local anesthesia. None of the patients had any hemodynamic or respiratory complications. All of them could be started on enteral feeds on the following day. PEG done in the ICU avoids the complications of transportation to the operation theater and general anesthesia.


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