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Nasal versus oral route for placing feeding tubes in preterm or low birth weight infants

  1. Julie Watson1,
  2. William McGuire2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

Assessed as up-to-date: 15 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003952.pub3


How to Cite

Watson J, McGuire W. Nasal versus oral route for placing feeding tubes in preterm or low birth weight infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003952. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003952.pub3.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of York, Maternal and Infant Health and Care, Yorkshire and the Humber Health Innovation and Education Cluster, Department of Health Sciences, York, UK

  2. 2

    Hull York Medical School & Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, Y010 5DD, UK

*Judith Hawes, Pediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1X8, Canada. judy.hawes@sickkids.ca.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New search for studies and content updated (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

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References

References to studies included in this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to ongoing studies
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Bohnhorst 2010 {published data only}
  • Bohnhorst B, Cech K, Peter C, Doerdelmann M. Oral versus nasal route for placing feeding tubes: no effect on hypoxemia and bradycardia in infants with apnea of prematurity. Neonatology 2010;98(2):143-9. [PUBMED: 20234138]
Dsilna 2005 {published data only}
  • Dsilna A, Christensson K, Alfredsson L, Lagercrantz H, Blennow M. Continuous feeding promotes gastrointestinal tolerance and growth in very low birth weight infants. Journal of Pediatrics 2005;147(1):43-9.
van Someren 1984 {published data only}
  • van Someren V, Linnett SJ, Stothers JK, Sullivan PG. An investigation into the benefits of resiting nasoenteric feeding tubes. Pediatrics 1984;74(3):379-83.

References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to ongoing studies
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Daga 1999 {published data only}
Kublick 2011 {published data only}
  • Kublick JA. The Impact of Nasogastric Indwelling Versus Oral Intermittent Tube Feeding Methods on Premature Infants [Master of Nursing thesis]. Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba, 2011.
Symington 1995 {published data only}
  • Symington A, Ballantyne M, Pinelli J, Stevens B. Indwelling versus intermittent feeding tubes in premature neonates. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 1995;24(4):321-6.

References to ongoing studies

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to ongoing studies
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Nadir 2007 {published data only}
  • Nasogastric Tube vs. Orogastric Feeding Tube in Preterm Infants: Which is Best?. Ongoing study 2006.

Additional references

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to ongoing studies
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Birnbaum 2009
  • Birnbaum R, Limperopoulos C. Nonoral feeding practices for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Advances in Neonatal Care 2009;9(4):180-4. [PUBMED: 19696573]
Collins 2003
  • Collins CT, Makrides M, McPhee AJ. Early discharge with home support of gavage feeding for stable preterm infants who have not established full oral feeds. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2003, Issue 4. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003743]
Ellett 1998
  • Ellett ML, Maahs J, Forsee S. Prevalence of feeding tube placement errors and associated risk factors in children. MCN; American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing 1998;23(5):234-9.
Finer 2006
  • Finer NN, Higgins R, Kattwinkel J, Martin RJ. Summary proceedings from the apnea-of-prematurity group. Pediatrics 2006; Vol. 117, issue 3 Pt 2:S47-51. [PUBMED: 16777822]
Greenspan 1990
Gregory 2012
  • Gregory KE, Connolly TC. Enteral feeding practices in the NICU: results from a 2009 Neonatal Enteral Feeding Survey. Advances in Neonatal Care 2012;12(1):46-55. [PUBMED: 22301544]
Higgins 2011
  • Higgins JPT, Green S (editors). Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions. Version 5.1.0 [updated March 2011]. The Cochrane Collaboration. Available from www.cochrane-handbook.org.
Howell 2011
  • Howell E, Graham C. Parents' experiences of neonatal units: a report from the findings of a national survey. Oxford: Picker Institute Europe, 2011.
POPPY Steering Group 2009
  • POPPY Steering Group. Family-centred care in neonatal units. A summary of research results and recommendations from the POPPY project. London: NCT, 2009.
Shiao 1996
  • Shiao SY, DiFiore TE. A survey of gastric tube practices in level II and level III nurseries. Issues of Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing 1996;19(3):209-20.
Stocks 1980
Sullivan 1981

References to other published versions of this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. References to ongoing studies
  4. Additional references
  5. References to other published versions of this review
Hawes 2004
  • Hawes J, McEwan P, McGuire W. Nasal versus oral route for placing feeding tubes in preterm or low birth weight infants. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 3. [DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003952.pub2]