The team approach to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding

Br J Hosp Med. 1995 Oct 4-17;54(7):308-12.


The importance of early recognition and treatment of patients who are at risk of developing malnutrition is becoming increasingly recognised. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy has become increasingly popular as a method of feeding, since its description in 1980, because of its ease of insertion and low morbidity and mortality. Its success, however, depends upon the use of a multidisciplinary approach.

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Cutaneous*
  • Deglutition Disorders / diagnosis
  • Deglutition Disorders / therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diarrhea / etiology
  • Eating
  • Enteral Nutrition* / adverse effects
  • Fasciitis, Necrotizing / etiology
  • Gastrostomy*
  • Humans
  • Hypernatremia / prevention & control
  • Infections / etiology
  • Pain / etiology
  • Patient Care Team*