What is RIG-Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomy?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: Gastric feeding tube (G-tube)

A RIG is a Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomy. It is an alternative to a PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) that can be performed under local anaesthetic. Rather than putting a tube down the throat as in a PEG, the stomach is inflated with air and the feeding tube guided by video x-ray.

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

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with RIG-Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomy

Side effect Patients
Nausea 1
Pain 1
Stinging pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using RIG-Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomy

Dosage Patients
four times daily 1
twice daily 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for RIG-Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomy

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

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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

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