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About your PEG tube: Answers to common questions   Japanese
Abstract:  This handout answers questions about a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube. A PEG tube is used to give a patient nutrition when they cannot get enough eating normally. It explains how the tube was placed, self-care at home, how to use and flush the tube, how to decompress the patient's stomach, and when to call for help.
Author: Digestive Health Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2013, June 1, 2013
UWMC Availability:  Digestive Health Center
General Topics:  Digestive System Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Nutrition; Gastrointestinal System
Language(s):  Chinese; English; Korean; Russian; Spanish; Vietnamese; Japanese
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Unknown
Cost: Unknown
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