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Rowat, A. M., Graham, C., & Dennis, M. (2018). Diagnostic accuracy of a pH stick, modified to detect gastric lipase, to confirm the correct placement of nasogastric tubes. BMJ Open Gastroenterology, 5(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjgast-2018-000218
Objective The correct placement of a nasogastric feeding tube is usually confirmed by establishing that an aspirate is acidic using a pH stick. However, antacid medication and...
Hooper, L., Abdelhamid, A., Attreed, N. J., Campbell, W. W., Channell, A. M., Chassagne, P., …Hunter, P. (2015). Clinical symptoms, signs and tests for identification of impending and current water-loss dehydration in older people (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD009647.pub2
There is evidence that water-loss dehydration is common in older people and associated with many causes of morbidity and mortality.
However, it is unclear what clin...