International Journal of Academic Medicine

: 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203--204

Complication of percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement

Stanislaw P Stawicki 
 Department of Surgery, Division of Critical Care, Trauma, and Burn, The Ohio State University Medical Center; OPUS 12 Foundation, Inc., Columbus, OH, USA

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Stanislaw P Stawicki
Department of Research and Innovation, St. Luke's University Health Network, EW2 Research Administration, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is the preferred method for administration of long-term enteral nutrition. However, due largely to the high acuity of the underlying disease among patients who receive PEG tubes, this procedure can be associated with a number of serious complications. The following core competencies are addressed in this article: Medical knowledge, Patient care. Republished with permission from: Cite as: Stawicki SP. Complication of Percutaneous Gastrostomy Tubes. OPUS 12 Scientist 2008;2(4):5.

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Stawicki SP. Complication of percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement.Int J Acad Med 2017;3:203-204

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Stawicki SP. Complication of percutaneous gastrostomy tube placement. Int J Acad Med [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Jun 4 ];3:203-204
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