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Physical Examination Score of McClave et al for Evaluating a Patient with an Enteral Feeding Tube

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with an enteral feeding tube using the physical examination score of McClave et al.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Gastroenterology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

E43, E44

Description:

McClave et al developed a score for monitoring clinical and physical findings in a patient with an enteral tube. These can help monitor a patient with an enteral tube for signs of intolerance. The authors are from the University of Louisville, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Louisville, and Diabetes Research in Lexington, Kentucky.

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