Decubitus Ulcers More Common in Nursing Home Residents with Tube Feedings

Study done at Brown University which shows that Nursing Home residents and Hospital patients who are tube fed are much more likely to develop pressure sores (bedsores or decubitus ulcers). Obviously, if a nursing home resident has to use a feeding tube, this is an easy decision. But for residents who can still eat on their own, feeding tubes should be avoided to maintain the skin’s integrity and prevent decubitus ulcer formation

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