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Type: Artigo
Title: The use of ultrasonography for verifying gastric tube placement in newborns
Author: Dias, Flavia de Souza Barbosa
Alvares, Beatriz Regina
Jales, Rodrigo Menezes
Franco, Aline Patricia Vicente
Silva, Jessica Emile Fabri da
Fabene, Suelen Mara Silva
Caldas, Jamil Pedro de Siqueira
Carmona, Elenice Valentim
Abstract: The use of gastric tubes in newborns admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit is fairly high, and there is a risk of serious complications related to this procedure. Purpose: Considering the need to find a method that does not involve the patient's exposure to radiation, this study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography for verifying gastric tube placement in newborns. Methods: This was a prospective, double-blind, observational study performed in a neonatal intensive care unit, in which 159 infants had gastric intubation using ultrasound examination and radiological imaging, to verify positioning. Results were analyzed in terms of diagnostic accuracy. Results: The tubes were correctly positioned in 157 cases (98.7%), according to radiological images, and in 156 cases (98.1%), according to ultrasound. The sensitivity analysis was 0.98 and the positive predictive value was 0.99. It was not possible to perform a specificity analysis, as there were not enough negative cases in the sample
Subject: Alimentação enteral
Country: Estados Unidos
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000553
Date Issue: 2019
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