PEG Tube Feeding: Select References and Resources

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Cervo, F. A., Bryan, L., & Farber, S. (2006). To PEG or not to PEG: A review of evidence for placing feeding tubes in advance dementia and the decision-making process. Journal of Geriatrics, 61 (6), 30–36. [Abstract]

Chernoff, R. (2006). Tube Feeding Patients With Dementia. Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 21(2), 142–146. [Abstract]

Fast Facts #10: Tube Feed or Not Tube Feed? From the End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center.

Finucane, T. E., Christman, C., & Travis, K. (1999). Tube Feeding in Patients With Advanced Dementia: A Review of the Evidence. Journal of the American Medical Association, 282(14), 1365–1379. [Abstract]

Gillick, M. R. (2000). Rethinking the Role of Tube Feeding in Patients with Advanced Dementia. New England Journal of Medicine, 342(3), 206–210. [Abstract]

Mitchell, S. (2007). Clinician's Corner: A 93-Year-Old Man With Advanced Dementia and Eating Problems. Journal of the American Medical Association, 298(21), 2527–2536.

Monteleoni, C. & Clark, E. (2004). Using Rapid-Cycle Quality Improvement Methodology to Reduce Feeding Tubes in Patients With Advanced Dementia: Before and After Study. British Medical Journal, 329(7464) , 491–494. [Abstract]

Ottawa Patient Decision Aids: Making Choices: Long Term Feeding Tube Placement in Elderly Patients

Plonk, W. (2005). To PEG or Not To PEG [PDF]. Practical Gastroenterology: Nutrition Issues in Gastroenterology, Series #29.

Post, S. G. (2001). Tube feeding and advanced progressive dementia. Hastings Center Report, 31(1), 36–42.

Scott, L. D. (2005). The PEG "consult." American Journal of Gastroenterology, 100, 740–743.

Sharp, H. M., & Shega, J. W. (2008). Feeding Tube Placement in Patients with Advanced Dementia: The Beliefs and Practice Patterns of Speech-Language Pathologists. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology [Abstract]

Shega, J. W., Hougham, G. W., Stocking, C. B., Cox-Hayley, D., & Sachs, G. A. (2003). Barriers to Limiting the Practice of Feeding Tube Placement in Advanced Dementia. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 6(6), 885–893. [Abstract]

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