Search Tag: feeding tube

IMAGING Management

2022 10 May

A University of Chicago study published in Academic Radiology showed that using a patient's body mass index when checking feeding tube placement can lower radiation exposure by 80%. The authors described the new protocol's image-acquisition parameters as based on the patient's 'thickness'. This thickness was calculated by accounting for differences...Read more

ICU Management

2015 05 Mar

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (OH, USA) have created a new standardised approach for feeding infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The guidelines published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition helps babies attain full oral feeds sooner, improves their growth and sends them home sooner. Many infants have...Read more

ICU Management

2014 05 Aug

There have been many questions surrounding the use of immune-modulating nutrients as to whether specific critically ill populations may benefit from it; whether the administration of multiple potential immunologic modulating agents would alter the individual effects of each agent; or whether enteral and parenteral administration may result in differential...Read more

IT Management

2014 17 Apr

New feeding tube with integrated camera designed to deliver enhanced patient safety Covidien plc has announced US Food and Drug Administration 510(k) Clearance for the Kangaroo™ feeding tube with IRIS Technology. This first-of-its-kind camera-equipped disposable feeding tube is designed to enhance patient safety by providing visualisation for...Read more