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Comparison of various solutions to dissolve critical care diet clots.

Authors
  • Parker, Valerie J
  • Freeman, Lisa M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
23
Issue
3
Pages
344–347
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/vec.12047
PMID: 23621492
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Despite anecdotal reports of using carbonated beverages, cranberry juice, and ½ teaspoon pancreatic enzymes to unclog feeding tubes, all were significantly less effective than water. In vivo studies to evaluate the effectiveness of methods to unclog feeding tubes are warranted to further investigate these findings.

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