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Recommendation details

Recommendation ID: CG32/3
Question: What are the benefits of enteral tube feeding to patients compared with no enteral tube feeding in people with dysphagia and early to mid-stage dementia in terms of reduced complications associated with swallowing, improved nutritional status, delayed onset of advanced stage dementia, hospital admissions, cost effectiveness and survival?
Page: 43
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notes (if applicable):
Why this is important:- Much of the research tends to focus or concentrate on tube feeding people with advanced dementia or those who may be in terminal stages of the disease. Depending on the type of dementia, swallowing disorders may occur at an earlier

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance: Nutrition support in adults
Number: CG32
Date issued: Feb 2006

Research needed into:

Effectiveness of treatment: No
Cost of treatment: No
Implementation of treatment: No
Quality of life: No
Methods of research: No

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research?: No
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?: No
Recommendation priority: Unrated
Recommendation status: Research Pending
Notes: 0
Date this record updated: 04-05-2010

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