What is Gastric feeding tube (G-tube)?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: RIG-Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomy PRG - Percutaneous Radiological Gastrostomy

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A gastrostomy tube (g tube) is a tube that is placed through the abdomen into the stomach to provide liquid nutritional support.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support weight gain 12 5
General health 7 4
Support weight loss 6 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Choking on food 1 1
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gastric feeding tube (G-tube)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 2
Pain 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Stinging pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Gastric feeding tube (G-tube)

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 3
twice daily 2
five times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Gastric feeding tube (G-tube)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 1
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Duration

Currently using Gastric feeding tube (G-tube)

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 22
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped using Gastric feeding tube (G-tube)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 6
1 - 6 months 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 10
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 8
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2 patient evaluations for Gastric feeding tube (G-tube)

Feb 18, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support weight gain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 10, 2009 (Started Oct 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: It helps keep your strength and weight up

  • 0 helpful marks
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