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|Summary of Trial: |
The purpose of this study is to determine the benefit of feeding critically-ill patients beyond the stomach (post-pyloric). Furthermore, because of the advent of two new post-pyloric feeding tubes (Tiger 2 and Syncro BlueTube) designed to improve post-pyloric placement, the investigators will be evaluating the benefits of those two tubes as well.
|Principal Investigator:||Dr. Glenn Whitman|
Kimberly Behrens, RN, BSN
|Study Long Title:|
Benefits of Post-Pyloric Feeding Tubes in Critically Ill Patients
|Study Short Title:||N/A|
|JHU IRB Number:|
Patients 18 years and older
Patients admitted to the ICU who are deemed by the attending critical care physician to warrant tube feeds and expected to receive tube feeds for more than three days
|Refusal of feeding tube|
|Clinical Trial Site:|
Johns Hopkins Hospital
|Anticipated End Date:||2012|
|Compensation for Participating:||None|