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Simpler And Cheaper Antibiotic Prophylaxis With Insertion Of Nutrition Catheter In The Stomach, Karolinska University Hospital Reveals


7/6/2010 7:54:34 AM

Medical News Today -- Researchers at Karolinska Institutet recommends a new routine for protection against infection when percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), a tube for feeding directly through the abdominal wall, is surgically inserted in the stomach. The new routine is both simpler and cheaper than the one used today. The method, presented in the British Medical Journal, has been clinically tested on over 200 patients at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden.

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