Gastrostomy feeding

January 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jan2007, Vol. 92 Issue 1, p74
Academic Journal
The article offers a report relating to gastro-oesophageal reflux and pulmonary aspiration. It states that swallowing difficulties are common among children with neurodevelopment disabilities. It may result in poor nutrition and growth, lung disease, poor immune function, oesphageal pain, and social and emotional upheaval for child and family. It also reports that reviews of the benefits of gastronomy have been inconclusive, with little attention being paid to psychosocial aspects.


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