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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy versus percutaneous radiological gastrostomy for swallowing disturbances.

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 1996
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Title
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy versus percutaneous radiological gastrostomy for swallowing disturbances.
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 1996
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd009198.pub2
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Authors

Yong Yuan, Yongfan Zhao, Tianpeng Xie, Yang Hu, Yang Hu

Abstract

Gastrostomy has been established as the standard procedure for administering long-term enteral nutrition in individuals with swallowing disturbances. Percutaneous gastrostomy is a less-invasive approach than open surgical gastrostomy, and can be accomplished via endoscopy (percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy or PEG) or sonographic or fluoroscopic guidance (percutaneous radiological gastrostomy or PRG). Both techniques have different limitations, advantages, and contraindications. In order to determine the optimal technique for long-term nutritional supplementation many studies have been conducted to compare the outcomes of these two techniques; however, it remains unclear as to which method is superior to the other with respect to both efficacy and safety. To compare the safety and efficacy of PEG and PRG in the treatment of individuals with swallowing disturbances. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane Library, January 2016); MEDLINE (1946 to 22 January 2016); EMBASE (1980 to 22 January 2016); the reference lists of identified articles; databases of ongoing trials, including the Chinese Cochrane Centre Controlled Trials Register; and PubMed. We applied no language restrictions. Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing PEG with PRG in individuals with swallowing disturbances, regardless of the underlying disease. Two authors independently evaluated the search results and assessed the quality of the studies. Data analyses could not be performed as no RCTs were identified for inclusion in this review. We identified no RCTs comparing PEG and PRG for percutaneous gastrostomy in individuals with swallowing disturbances. The large body of evidence in this field comes from retrospective and non-randomised controlled studies and case series. Based on this evidence, both PEG and PRG can be safely performed in selected individuals, although both are associated with major and minor complications. A definitive RCT has yet to be conducted to identify the preferred percutaneous gastrostomy technique. Both PEG and PRG are effective for long-term enteral nutritional support in selected individuals, though current evidence is insufficient to recommend one technique over the other. Choice of technique should be based on indications and contraindications, operator experience and the facilities available. Large-scale RCTs are required to compare the two techniques and to determine the optimal approach for percutaneous gastrostomy.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 4%
Unknown 24 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 24%
Student > Bachelor 4 16%
Researcher 4 16%
Student > Postgraduate 3 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 8%
Other 6 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 60%
Unspecified 3 12%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 8%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Other 1 4%

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#3,689,701
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#7,053
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#145,332
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Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#161
of 198 outputs
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