Pang AS. Time for the world to move beyond the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. World J Gastroenterol 2011; 17(23): 2877-2878 [PMID: 21734798 DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v17.i23.2877]
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Ah San Pang, FRCSEd, LP Surgery, 820 Thomson Road, #02-05 Mount Alvernia Medical Centre A, Singapore 574623, Singapore. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
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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.