Verification of Correct Positioning of a Gastric Tube by Ultrasonography (SNG echo)
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There are several ways to verify the correct positioning of a gastric tube. Radiography is considered the reference method. The use of ultrasonography could diminish the number of radiographies necessary. The hypothesis of this research is that gastric ultrasonography performed during insertion of the tube is a reliable examination to check the correct positioning of gastric tubes in intensive care.
Condition or disease
Insertion of a Nasogastric TubeIntubated PatientPatients Hospitalized in the Surgery Intensive Care Unit
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients, or their persons of trust, in cases of coma or sedated patients) who have given informed oral consent
All patients hospitalized in the surgery intensive care unit of Dijon CHU, who are intubated and require a gastric tube
Adults under guardianship, patients under 18 years of age
Patients without national health insurance cover
Wound or dressing preventing gastric ultrasonography (laparotomy is not an exclusion criterion if the dressing does not prevent ultrasonography being performed)
result of the radiographic verification seen before the gastric ultrasonography is done