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Pyloric stenosis results in a blockage between the stomach and intestines in affected infants. Often these babies will have a tube placed through the mouth or nose that reaches to the stomach in order to remove gastric contents in preparation for surgical repair. The placement of these tubes may lead to an increased amount of time for the infant to be ready for surgery since active removal of the stomach contents can worsen the electrolyte imbalances they may already exist due to vomiting and dehydration. This paper investigates whether or not this actually occurs and if it does, how much longer these infants may need in order to be ready for surgery or stay in the hospital because of the placement of these special tubes.

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This page is a summary of: Retrospective Cohort Study on the Optimal Timing of Orogastric Tube/Nasogastric Tube Insertion in Infants With Pyloric Stenosis, Anesthesia & Analgesia, September 2018, Wolters Kluwer Health,
DOI: 10.1213/ane.0000000000003805.
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