Journal article

Methods of Gastric Tube Placement Verification in Neonates, Infants, and Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Tian Lin, Yan Shen, Wendy Gifford, Xiu-Qun Qin, Xue-Lian Liu, Yu-Tao Lan, Ken Chen, Denise Harrison

The American Journal of Gastroenterology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The objective was to evaluate diagnostic performance of multiple methods used to assess gastric tube placement verification in neonates, infants, and children. METHODS: A systematic review using the methods outlined in the Cochrane Handbook for Reviews of Diagnostic Test Accuracy was conducted. Eight databases were searched. Studies on neonates, infants, and children in which researchers compared different methods for gastric tube placement verification with x-ray reference standard were eligible in the review. RESULTS: Eight studies involving 911 participants that evaluated 9 index tests for gastric tube placement verification were included. Most studies were of moderate metho..

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