Electromagnetic-guided postpyloric tube placement in children: Pilot study of its use as a rescue therapy

Bart G.P. Koot, Renée Westerhout, Marc A. Benninga, Anne C.E.M. Duflou, Lydia C.M. Singels, Rick R. van Rijn, Elisabeth M.H. Mathus-Vliegen

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Background & aims: Postpyloric feeding is frequently indicated in clinical practice. Postpyloric enteral tube placement can be cumbersome, necessitating use of fluoroscopy and/or endoscopy. Guiding devices have been developed to facilitate bedside tube placement. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of postpyloric enteral tube placement in children using an electromagnetic-guided system as a rescue strategy in case blind tube insertion failed. Method: In a prospective pilot study in 10 children postpyloric enteral tube placement using an electromagnetic-guided placement was attempted after blind placement failure. Results: Postpyloric enteral tube placement was successful in 6 of the 10 included patients. No adverse events occurred and it was well tolerated. Conclusion: This pilot study suggests that electromagnetic-guided placement as a rescue technique for postpyloric enteral tube placement can prevent the use of fluoroscopy and/or endoscopic placement in a substantial portion of patients.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)e74-e76
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusGepubliceerd - apr. 2011
Extern gepubliceerdJa


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