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Annals of Long-Term Care
Several seminal papers discussing unfavorable results of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding in patients with advanced dementia have led to the widespread belief that the use of enteral feeding in patients with dementia provides no benefit with regard to life extension, is…
Annals of Long-Term Care
Introduction No disease process improves with prolonged starvation. Tube feeding has been practiced in various forms for more than 400 years, and technical advances during the past two decades have made this method a less expensive alternative to parenteral nutrition and more acceptable to…
Annals of Long-Term Care
Introduction Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE), or “watermelon stomach,” is a relatively uncommon cause of gastrointestinal (GI) blood loss. The entity is well described in the gastroenterological and endoscopic literature, but it is not as familiar to most readers of geriatric journals. The…
Annals of Long-Term Care
INTRODUCTION Lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a significant cause of increased morbidity and mortality in the elderly. The incidence of lower GI bleeding increases with age, with a greater than 200-fold increase from the third to the ninth decade of life. The incidence of lower GI bleeding…
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