Cameron, E. A. B.; McGovern, J.; Hindle, L.; Miller, C.; Fellows, I. W.
April 2004
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA36
Academic Journal
This article focuses on a study related to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy insertion. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tubes are frequently placed to allow nutrition of dysphagic patients, particularly following stroke. 28% of patients in this study grew MRSA from peristomal swabs. Similar rates of peristomal infection and MRSA infection have been found previously in Great Britain. Current antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines are unlikely to make any significant impact on peristomal infection rates while the commonest organisms involved are resistant.


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