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Gastrostomy feeding versus oral feeding alone for children with cerebral palsy

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2013
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Title
Gastrostomy feeding versus oral feeding alone for children with cerebral palsy
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, July 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003943.pub3
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Authors

Sapthagiri Gantasala, Peter B Sullivan, Adrian G Thomas

Abstract

Children with cerebral palsy can be significantly disabled in terms of their ability to suck, chew and swallow. This can lead to significant impairment in feeding and, eventually, to undernutrition. It can also result in aspiration of food into the lungs. Length of feeding time may be considerably increased and, instead of being an enjoyable experience, mealtimes may be distressing for both child and carer. For children unable to maintain a normal nutritional state feeding by mouth, gastrostomy or jejunostomy tubes are increasingly being used to provide the digestive system with nutrients. A gastrostomy tube is a feeding tube inserted surgically through the abdominal wall directly into the stomach. A jejunostomy feeding tube is inserted into the jejunum, part of the small intestine, either directly or via a previous gastrostomy. Although gastrostomy or jejunostomy placement may greatly facilitate the feeding of children with cerebral palsy, many carers find it very emotionally difficult to accept this intervention. Moreover, the intervention is costly and there is the possibility of complications. The effectiveness and safety of the treatment requires further assessment. This review is an update of one previously published in 2004.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
Slovenia 1 <1%
Unknown 272 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 43 16%
Researcher 29 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 8%
Student > Bachelor 22 8%
Student > Postgraduate 19 7%
Other 54 20%
Unknown 87 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 85 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 36 13%
Psychology 12 4%
Social Sciences 11 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 3%
Other 21 8%
Unknown 103 37%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 February 2021.
All research outputs
#7,862,564
of 25,604,262 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#9,213
of 13,148 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#63,212
of 210,308 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#188
of 264 outputs
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