Removal of T-fasteners 2 days after gastrostomy is feasible.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127670
Title:
Removal of T-fasteners 2 days after gastrostomy is feasible.
Authors:
Foster, A; Given, M; Thornton, E; Geoghegan, T; Keeling, F; McGrath, F; Lee, M J
Affiliation:
Department of Academic Radiology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.
Citation:
Removal of T-fasteners 2 days after gastrostomy is feasible. 2009, 32 (2):317-9 Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol
Journal:
Cardiovascular and interventional radiology
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127670
DOI:
10.1007/s00270-008-9473-7
PubMed ID:
19082660
Abstract:
T-fastener gastropexy is widely performed as part of gastrostomy insertion. The current literature recommends removal of T-fasteners at 2 weeks. We present a series of patients in whom T-fasteners were removed at 2 days with no major complications. We removed T-fasteners in 109 patients (male-to-female ratio 59:50, age range 18 to 88 years, mean age 62 years) at 2 days after gastrostomy insertion. Indications for gastrostomy included amytrophic lateral sclerosis, cerebrovascular accidents, head and neck carcinoma, multiple sclerosis, and others, including brain tumours and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. No peritubal leaks or other major complications were seen in the study population. In the study group, 15 minor complications were recorded (14%), including localised infection and pain, both of which resolved on removal of T-fasteners. We conclude that it is feasible and safe to remove T-fasteners at 2 days.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Contrast Media; Device Removal; Equipment Design; Feasibility Studies; Female; Gastrostomy; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Postoperative Complications; Radiography, Interventional; Risk Factors; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
1432-086X

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Aen
dc.contributor.authorGiven, Men
dc.contributor.authorThornton, Een
dc.contributor.authorGeoghegan, Ten
dc.contributor.authorKeeling, Fen
dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Fen
dc.contributor.authorLee, M Jen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T10:28:44Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T10:28:44Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.citationRemoval of T-fasteners 2 days after gastrostomy is feasible. 2009, 32 (2):317-9 Cardiovasc Intervent Radiolen
dc.identifier.issn1432-086X-
dc.identifier.pmid19082660-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00270-008-9473-7-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127670-
dc.description.abstractT-fastener gastropexy is widely performed as part of gastrostomy insertion. The current literature recommends removal of T-fasteners at 2 weeks. We present a series of patients in whom T-fasteners were removed at 2 days with no major complications. We removed T-fasteners in 109 patients (male-to-female ratio 59:50, age range 18 to 88 years, mean age 62 years) at 2 days after gastrostomy insertion. Indications for gastrostomy included amytrophic lateral sclerosis, cerebrovascular accidents, head and neck carcinoma, multiple sclerosis, and others, including brain tumours and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. No peritubal leaks or other major complications were seen in the study population. In the study group, 15 minor complications were recorded (14%), including localised infection and pain, both of which resolved on removal of T-fasteners. We conclude that it is feasible and safe to remove T-fasteners at 2 days.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdolescent-
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshContrast Media-
dc.subject.meshDevice Removal-
dc.subject.meshEquipment Design-
dc.subject.meshFeasibility Studies-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGastrostomy-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPostoperative Complications-
dc.subject.meshRadiography, Interventional-
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcome-
dc.titleRemoval of T-fasteners 2 days after gastrostomy is feasible.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Academic Radiology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalCardiovascular and interventional radiologyen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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