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October 20, 1969

Long-Term Nasogastric Feeding Tube

JAMA. 1969;210(3):557. doi:10.1001/jama.1969.03160290109038

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  The article on the nasogastric feeding tube is timely and valuable. My partner, Vernon Lundmark, used a similar tube... I have one suggestion. If a tube intended for nasogastric suction is rubbed with silicone fluid such as ophthalmologists use for cleaning eye glasses, the tube will not stick to a dry mucous membrane of nose or throat. It improves the comfort of the patient a great deal.

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