Prevalence and risk factors of nasal pressure ulcers related to nasogastric intubation: an observational study

Prevalence and risk factors of nasal pressure ulcers related to nasogastric intubation: an... original article Eur Surg (2017) 49:171–174 DOI 10.1007/s10353-017-0476-y Prevalence and risk factors of nasal pressure ulcers related to nasogastric intubation: an observational study Emanuele Asti · Andrea Sironi · Pamela Milito · Giulia Bonavina · Gianluca Bonitta · Luigi Bonavina Received: 6 March 2017 / Accepted: 8 March 2017 / Published online: 24 March 2017 © Springer-Verlag Wien 2017 Summary tation due full-thickness lesions with severe cosmetic Background Pressure ulcers related to nasogastric sequelae. tubes (NGT) are underestimated in clinical practice Conclusions Nostril pressure ulcers related to NGT are and rarely reported in the literature. Improper tube common in clinical practice and necessitate a high fixation around the nostril quickly induces tissue index of suspicion and vigilance during the perioper- ischemia, possibly leading to skin ulcers and per- ative period. The only factor significantly associated manent full-thickness lesions. Epidemiological and with NGT-induced pressure ulcers was the length of clinical studies on this subject are lacking. the operative procedure. Methods This was an observational, cross-sectional study performed in a tertiary-care hospital. Consecu- Keywords Nasogastric tube · Pressure ulcer · Gas- tive hospital records of patients undergoing elective trointestinal decompression · Postoperative ileus · surgical procedures under general anesthesia, with Esophagectomy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Surgery Springer Journals

Prevalence and risk factors of nasal pressure ulcers related to nasogastric intubation: an observational study

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Springer Vienna
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag Wien
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgery; Abdominal Surgery; Cardiac Surgery; General Surgery; Vascular Surgery
ISSN
1682-8631
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1682-4016
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10.1007/s10353-017-0476-y
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