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Are infections of gastrostomies not leaks?


The article by Clarke et al. on morbidity and mortality after gastrostomies [1] is important in daily practice, but the high prevalence of treatments for site infection (38%) is surprising. It is not in accordance with our experience, nor with a study on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients (prevalences: 12–22%) [2], nor with a Cochrane analysis [3] (prevalences: 2.9–11.6%). In our practice of home enteral nutrition (EN), like for Clarke et al., the majority of patients suffer from neurological diseases.
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Pierre Jésus, Jean-Claude Desport, Philippe Fayemendy. Are infections of gastrostomies not leaks?. Clinical Nutrition, 2017, ⟨10.1016/j.clnu.2017.08.020⟩. ⟨hal-01596496⟩
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