|Study||Comparisons||Outcomes at 6 mo||Event rates||RRR (95% CI)||NNT|
|*PEG = percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy; NG = nasogastric. Other abbreviations defined in glossary; RRR, RRI, NNT, NNH, and CI calculated from data in article.|
|1||Early initiation of ETF v no ETF for ⩾7 d||Death||42% v 48%||12% (−2 to 24)||Not significant|
|Death or poor outcome||79% v 80%||1% (−5 to 8)||Not significant|
|2||ETF by PEG v ETF by NG tube||Death||49% v 48%||2% (–19 to 28)||Not significant|
|Death or poor outcome||89% v 81%||10% (−1 to 21)||Not significant|
Timing and route of enteral tube feeding did not affect death or combined death or poor outcome in stroke and dysphagia
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