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World J Gastroenterol. Jun 21, 2011; 17(23): 2877-2878
Published online Jun 21, 2011. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i23.2877
Time for the world to move beyond the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Ah San Pang
Ah San Pang, LP Surgery, Mount Alvernia Hospital, 820 Thomson Road, Singapore 574623, Singapore
Author contributions: Pang AS wrote this letter.
Correspondence to: Ah San Pang, FRCSEd, LP Surgery, 820 Thomson Road, #02-05 Mount Alvernia Medical Centre A, Singapore 574623, Singapore. pangahsan@gmail.com
Telephone: +65-63563260 Fax: +65-63563261
Received: December 7, 2010
Revised: December 28, 2010
Accepted: January 4, 2011
Published online: June 21, 2011

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is a proven feeding tube, just as the nasogastric tube is proven to be able to deliver enteral nutrition. For long-term use, both patient and caregiver want neither. What is desired is the LOOPPEG® 3G tube, more secure than the PEG, and less risky to change than the nasogastric tube. Future clinical research should focus on this high-comfort low-risk tube.

Keywords: Tube feeding, Enteral nutrition, Dysphagia, Stroke