What is Ballard 30 French?

Category: Equipment


Generic name: Feeding Tube

In order to maintain the nutrient and calorie intake of patients with neurological diseases, a feeding tube, is inserted directly into the stomach through a surgical opening in the abdomen. This is known as a percutaenous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) or radiologically inserted gastrostomy (RIG).

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Severity Evaluations

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ballard 30 French

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1 patient evaluation for Ballard 30 French

Mar 28, 2009 (Started May 30, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: The gastronomy tube allows me to regulate my weight. It is changed every 3 months--a painless procedure! I had a G/J tube for about 6 months. The J tube was a constant risk for clogging--one day for 9 hours. After that I had my caregiver put everything in the G part of tube. Then I changed to a plain G tube! There are people who need a G/J tube, for medical reasons! Iam not one of those people.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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