jejunostomy

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Related to jejunostomy tube: Gastrostomy tube, jejunostomy feeding
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surgical creation of an opening between the jejunum and the anterior abdominal wall

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The patient received a feeding jejunostomy tube and underwent concomitant radiation and chemotherapy.
For feeding access, a jejunostomy tube was placed distal to the jejunostomy limb of the gastrojejunostomy tube.
She quickly disposed of the tube and asked the aides to bathe the resident before reinserting a new jejunostomy tube.
He finally got the Nissen fundoplication and a jejunostomy tube (a procedure that forms a passage between the jejunum and the ileum, two parts of the small intestine).
Some authors have recommended jejunostomy tube feeding as an alternative for patients with Alzheimer's who have developed aspiration pneumonia, but Cogen and colleagues have concluded that jejunostomy does not protect against this complication either.
Oral fluids were started after clamping the feeding jejunostomy tube on 7th post-operative day.
Most notably included in the recommended procedure for administering enteral nutrition through a nasogastric, gastrostomy, or jejunostomy tube is the verification of tube placement position by methods that include observing the color and pH of gastric aspirate before each feeding or administration of a medication (Craven & Hirnle, 2009; Perry & Potter, 2010; Wilkinson & Treas, 2011).
A gastrostomy or jejunostomy tube should be considered instead if patients are likely to have prolonged need for a nasogastric tube.