Jul 13, 2022
In General Discussions
Picture and text: Home Angel editorial team A few years ago, the famous writer Qiong Yao believed that the intubation behavior of putting a nasogastric tube was a kind of torture to her beloved husband Ping Xintao, but other children held the opposite opinion, which caused a lot of discussion among the public. In fact, the nasogastric tube has its necessity, but it does cause discomfort to the patient. Therefore, in recent years, there has been a new way of feeding the esophagus, the "gastrostomy", which is to take into account the nutritional needs of the patient and relieve the patient's needs. Uncomfortable feeling. More importantly, since there is no pipeline on the face, the patient's self-dignity can be enhanced. However, due to photo background removing the lack of understanding and misunderstanding of the public, such a good treatment method has encountered great obstacles in its implementation. Nasogastric Tube vs. Gastrostomy The biggest difference between a nasogastric tube and a gastrostomy is the way the tube is installed. This difference also leads to the fact that the two tubes have their own suitable patients. Comparison table of advantages and disadvantages of gastrostomy and nasogastric tube_(1)_(1) Photo Credit: Home Angel The installation of the nasogastric tube is very simple, and the doctor can usually do it within 10 minutes, but the tube needs to be inserted from the nasal cavity during installation. And because the pipeline needs to pass through the nasal cavity, the diameter of the nasogastric tube is usually not very large. When force feeding, you need to use liquid or whip very fine food, otherwise it is very easy to get stuck in the pipeline. Despite the above shortcomings, because the nasogastric tube is very easy to install and remove, it is very suitable for patients who cannot eat from the mouth for a short time.