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Nocturnal nasogastric tube feeding at home.
  1. P. B. McIntyre,
  2. S. R. Wood,
  3. J. Powell-Tuck,
  4. J. E. Lennard-Jones


    Five malnourished patients who consistently failed to maintain or gain weight with other oral diets have been taught to give themselves a nocturnal nasogastric tube feed at home to supplement their dietary intake by day. All patients gained weight at a rate of about 0.5 kg per week. Nasogastric tube feeding at home can be an acceptable, safe, economical and efficient treatment for nutritional depletion, particularly in patients with a short functional length of small intestine for whom simpler dietary manipulation has been unsuccessful.

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