Gastrostomy plus fundoplication or gastro-jejunal tube versus gastrostomy alone for gastro-esophageal reflux in children with neurological impairment

This is a protocol for a new Cochrane Review (intervention). The objectives are as follows.

To assess the benefits and harms of the two most common enteral feeding tubes and associated antireflux procedures. We aim to compare: (1) gastrostomy plus fundoplication and (2) gastrostomy plus insertion of a GJ tube, versus gastrostomy alone for children with NI.

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Image: gastrostomy tube dressing and taping by OPENPediatrics, www.openpediatrics.org/clinicalimagelibrary/medicaltechnologies/gastrostomy-tube-dressing-and-taping