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Outcomes after feeding gastrostomy insertion to reduce aspiration

Feeding gastrostomy insertion may not reduce lower respiratory tract infections among patients with learning disabilities

Study of the outcomes of feeding gastrostomy insertion to reduce aspiration among patients with learning disabilities

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 and associated risks. Where they lack the capacity to consent to such procedures, decisions are often based on judgements by others in their best interests.

A study retrospectively appraised outcomes associated with feeding gastrostomy

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