Feeding gastrostomy insertion to reduce aspiration: outcomes
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Feeding gastrostomy insertion to reduce aspiration: outcomes

Dave Atkinson Independent consultant nurse

People with learning disabilities are at heightened risk of aspiration associated with infections of the lower respiratory tract and pneumonia and are implicated in premature mortality. In some instances, people undergo feeding gastrostomy insertion to reduce aspiration.

Learning Disability Practice. 22, 4, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/ldp.22.4.10.s10

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