rss
Evid Based Nurs 12:50 doi:10.1136/ebn.12.2.50
  • Treatment

Review: early feeding and delayed feeding after PEG placement do not differ for complications or death within 72 hours

M L Bechtold

Dr M L Bechtold, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO, USA; bechtoldm@health.missouri.edu

QUESTION

How does early (⩽4 h) feeding compare with delayed or next-day feeding after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement in terms of complications and death within 72 hours?

REVIEW SCOPE

Included studies compared early (⩽4 h) with delayed or next-day feeding after PEG placement. Outcomes were death within 72 hours, complications, and gastric residual volumes on day 1.

REVIEW METHODS

Medline, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, CINAHL, Database of Systematic Reviews, Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness, OVID Healthstar and Journals, and conference proceedings were searched to November 2007 for randomised controlled trials (RCTs). 6 RCTs (n = 467, mean age 63–76 y) met the …

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article