Shocking death toll after NHS medics mix-up patients' food and air tubes over last five years  
EXCLUSIVE: Over the past five years, 145 incidents of wrongly inserted nasogastric tubes have been officially recorded by hospitals in England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane study finds stool transplants more effective than antibiotics for treating recurring, life-threatening gut infections
A new Cochrane Review has found that, compared with standard antibiotic treatment, stool transplantation can increase the number of people recovering from Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection, a condition which causes potentially life-threatening diarrhea. 77 percent of people who received a stool transplant did not experience reinfection within eight weeks, compared to 40 percent of those who received antibiotics alone.C. diff is a bacterium that can cause life-threatening diarrheal illness in individuals with an unhealthy mixture of gut bacteria, known as dysbiosis. The most common cause of dysbiosis is treatment...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 24, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

JAMDA 2023 Morley Award Recognizes Research That Supports Careful Hand-Feeding Practices
Astudy in Hong Kong that documented a significantly lower risk of aspiration pneumonia in patients with advanced dementia and feeding problems who were placed on careful hand-feeding rather than nasogastric tube feeding has won the JAMDA 2023 Morley Award for both the interest it has generated and its clinical relevance and importance (J Am Med Dir Assoc 2022;23:1541 –1547.e2). (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 1, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: Christine Kilgore Source Type: news

Risk factors of first recurrence of Clostridioides difficile infection.
Conclusion: Prophylactic probiotic use and nasogastric tube placement may be risk factors for the initial recurrence of CDI. It is noteworthy that CDI that occurs during the use of prophylactic probiotics may be prone to recurrence. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Partial Enteral Discharge Programs for High-risk Infants
Premature infants or infants born with complex medical problems are at increased risk of having delayed or dysfunctional oral feeding ability. These patients typically require assisted enteral nutrition in the form of a nasogastric tube (NGT) during their NICU hospitalization. Historically, once these infants overcame their initial reason(s) for admission, they were discharged from the NICU only after achieving full oral feedings or placement of a gastrostomy tube. Recent programs show that these infants can be successfully discharged from the hospital with partial NGT or gastrostomy tube feedings with the assistance of ta...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - January 1, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Stridor After Tracheoesophageal Fistula Repair: Where Is the Lesion?
A male infant with a birthweight of 2,500 g (between the 3rd and 10th percentile) is born at 37 weeks ’ gestation to a 27-year-old primigravida woman with severe polyhydramnios (amniotic fluid index of 37 cm). After delivery, the neonate is vigorous, with Apgar scores of 8 and 9 at 1 and 5 minutes of age, respectively. He develops excessive frothy oral secretions, and the neonatology team is unabl e to pass a nasogastric tube. Chest radiography shows the coiling of a nasogastric tube with air in the stomach suggestive of esophageal atresia (EA) with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - January 1, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

An Abnormal Echocardiogram and Telemetry Tracing in a Late Preterm Infant
A neonate is admitted to the NICU for a late preterm birth at 34 6/7 weeks ’ gestation. The pregnancy was complicated by premature rupture of membranes and maternal intrapartum fever. The neonate’s initial course is unremarkable except for a requirement of supplemental oxygen by nasal cannula to maintain oxygen saturation above 94% and nasogastric feedings. On the 10th postnatal day, the neonate is noted to have episodic desaturations, with oxygen saturations decreasing to the low 80s. Physical examination findings are notable for a new grade 2/6 soft systolic heart murmur heard best at the apex. Clips of the infant ...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - November 1, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Fecal Transplants: a New Treatment for IBD
Linda Ann Sasser has had ulcerative colitis since she was 20, but it wasn’t until May 2019, about 30 years later, that her condition hit a low point: not only did she have a major flare-up of chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but on top of it, she had Clostridioides difficile (or C. diff), a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes severe diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. “I became really, really sick with bloody diarrhea 30 times a day and chronic stomach pain,” Sasser says. While hospitalized for 12 days, she was given oral steroid medications, which didn’t help, then IV ste...
Source: TIME: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Colino Tags: Uncategorized Disease feature Source Type: news

Less Aerosolization With Some Nasogastric Intubation Procedures Less Aerosolization With Some Nasogastric Intubation Procedures
Nasogastric intubation for esophageal manometry or impedance monitoring does not generate significant aerosol particles and is associated with minimal droplet spread, according to a recent study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What are Potential Complications of Ichthyosis?
Discussion Ichthyosis is a large group of dermatological disorders which are caused by abnormal epidermal differentiation. The term ichthys means fish and refers to the scale-like dermatological pattern seen in these disorders. Acquired ichthyosis is rare but more common in adults than children and has a rough, dry skin with prominent scaling, distributed symmetrically on the trunk and limbs (especially extensor surfaces), and is associated with autoimmune, infectious diseases, metabolic and malignant causes. Congenital or inherited ichthyosis is divided into non-syndromic (more common) and syndromic forms (generally ver...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 12, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Successful Removal of Mucoid Impaction by Bronchoscope-Guided Modified Nasogastric Tube Suctioning: A Case of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Mycosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 22, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Nasogastric tube placement checks before first use in critical care settings during the COVID-19 response, British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
This easy reference guide has been produced because some aspects of COVID-19 presentation and treatment present special challenges for safely confirming nasogastric tube position. The dense ground-glass x-ray images can make x-ray interpretation more difficult, and the increasing use of proning manoeuvres in conscious patients increases the risk of regurgitation of gastric contents into the oesophagus and aspiration into the lungs which will render pH checks less reliable (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Nasogastric Intubation Used For?
Title: What Is Nasogastric Intubation Used For?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 5/4/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/4/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - May 4, 2020 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

COVID-19 - guidance for neonatal settings, RCPCH (Modified 21st April 2020)
Updates in this version (published 21 April): Neonatal team attendance in labour suite: link added to new RC UK NLS resources Term or late preterm baby born in good condition: second bullet point amended with the addition of ' routinely ' . PPE required for suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 being cared for within neonatal services: Addition in ' note ' of ' Passing a nasogastric tube is not an AGP ' . NNU Intensive and high Dependency Care: decontamination added to ' sessional use ' section. NNU Low Dependency areas and Post-natal wards: amendments to final paragraph (beginning ' If an infant is in a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is the Lifespan for a Child with Holoprosencephaly?
Discussion Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is a clefting problem of the brain. “[HPE] the result of incomplete or absent midline division of the embryonic forebrain into distinct cerebral hemispheres (prosencephalon) between the 18th and 28th day after conception.” There are four distinct subtypes: Alobar – both hemispheres are completely fused and are not separated into the left and right hemispheres. There is agenesis of the corpus callosum, arrhinencephaly and a single ventricle with fused thalami. Facial features are almost always affected. Semilobar – the cerebral hemispheres are fused anteriorly bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 18, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news