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Tube feeding in patients with dementia: where are we?
Nutr Clin Pract. 2009 Apr-May; 24(2):214-6.NC

Abstract

Dementia is a common diagnosis and accounts for significant morbidity and mortality. In the United States, the practice of medicine commonly dictated that dementia patients with dysphagia should receive a feeding tube. A review of the evidence in 1999 was completed to understand the validity of the premise of an improvement in a dementia patient's survival, quality of life, malnutrition, and comorbid diseases with tube feeding. The available literature reviewed was sparse. The retrospective and prospective observational studies noted no improvement in the above-mentioned outcomes in dementia patients with the use of tube feeding. Interestingly, a recent retrospective review denoted that dementia patients had no worse survival than patients with other diseases receiving a feeding tube and tube feedings. A prospective study comparing tube feeding to hand feeding in the dementia population is sorely needed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Medical University of South Carolina, 2832 Stay Sail Way, Mount Pleasant, SC 29466, USA. deleggem@musc.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19321895

Citation

Delegge, Mark H.. "Tube Feeding in Patients With Dementia: Where Are We?" Nutrition in Clinical Practice : Official Publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, vol. 24, no. 2, 2009, pp. 214-6.
Delegge MH. Tube feeding in patients with dementia: where are we? Nutr Clin Pract. 2009;24(2):214-6.
Delegge, M. H. (2009). Tube feeding in patients with dementia: where are we? Nutrition in Clinical Practice : Official Publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 24(2), 214-6. https://doi.org/10.1177/0884533609332006
Delegge MH. Tube Feeding in Patients With Dementia: Where Are We. Nutr Clin Pract. 2009 Apr-May;24(2):214-6. PubMed PMID: 19321895.
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