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Equations of Putnam and Orenstein for Estimating the Esophageal Length for a Nasogastric Tube in Infants and Children

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Gastroenterology

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ICD-10:

Description:

Putnam and Orenstein developed equations for estimating the length of a nasogastric tube to insert to monitor intraluminal pH in the lower esophagus. These equations can be useful in patients where the height cannot be measured or may be unreliable. The authors are from the University of Pittsburgh.

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