What is Gastrojejunal feeding tube (GJ-tube)?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Feeding Tube

A GJ tube (gastrojejunostomy) is a radiologically inserted tube that is placed through the stomach and passed through the pylorus (stomach exit), across the duodenum and into the proximal small bowel. The tube is used to provide liquid nutritional support.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 5 2
Gastroparesis 3 3
Aspiration pneumonia 1 2
Choking on food 1 1
Myasthenia gravis 1 0
Nausea 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • 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 2
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gastrojejunal feeding tube (GJ-tube)

Side effect Patients
Abdominal bloating 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Gastrojejunal feeding tube (GJ-tube)

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Gastrojejunal feeding tube (GJ-tube)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Gastrojejunal feeding tube (GJ-tube)

Duration

Currently using Gastrojejunal feeding tube (GJ-tube)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped using Gastrojejunal feeding tube (GJ-tube)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 1
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 1
Not specified 5
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Gastrojejunal feeding tube (GJ-tube).