Timing and route of enteral tube-feeding did not reduce death or poor outcome in stroke and dysphagia

September 2005
ACP Journal Club;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 143 Issue 2, p37
Academic Journal
The article presents an answer to a clinical question related to the effect of the timing and route of enteral tube-feeding on outcomes of patients with stroke and dysphagia. Patients admitted to hospital with recent stroke who had dysphagia were enrolled in a study. In patients with recent stroke and dysphagia, early initiation of enteral tube-feeding did not reduce death or poor outcome more than no tube-feeding for more than 7 days and enteral tube-feeding via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy did not reduce death or poor outcome more than nasogastric tube-feeding.


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