Continuous versus bolus intragastric tube feeding for preterm and low birth weight infants with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

  • Protocol
  • Intervention


  • Robyn Richards,

    Corresponding author
    1. Liverpool Hospital, Newborn Care, Liverpool, NSW, Australia
    • Robyn Richards, Newborn Care, Liverpool Hospital, Locked Bag 7103, South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Liverpool, NSW, Australia.

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  • Jann P Foster,

    1. c/- Newborn Care, Central Clinical School - Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Sydney, Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
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  • Kim Psaila

    1. University of Western Sydney, College of Health and Science, CHoRUS Project, Family and Community Health Research Group, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Penrith South DC, NSW, Australia
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This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:

To determine if continuous or intermittent bolus intragastric tube feeding reduces the number of episodes and duration of gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) in preterm and low birth weight infants.
Subgroup analysis: gestational age; birth weight; age in days from birth at full enteral feeding via intragastric tube (breast versus bottle); frequency of intermittent bolus feed; type of medication for treatment of GOR (only if medication prescribed and given similarly for both intervention groups).