Citation:Hughes BG, Jain VK, Brown T, Spurgin AL, Hartnett G, Keller J, et al 2013

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Hughes BG, Jain VK, Brown T, Spurgin AL, Hartnett G, Keller J, et al. Decreased hospital stay and significant cost savings after routine use of prophylactic gastrostomy for high-risk patients with head and neck cancer receiving chemoradiotherapy at a tertiary cancer institution. Head Neck 2013 Mar;35(3):436-42 Abstract available at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22605643.



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  1. Q16. What are the complications from gastrostomy tube placement and is there a preferred method of placement?
  2. Q19. What are the effective methods of implementation to ensure positive outcomes?
  3. Q25. What are the patient groups that may require long term nutrition support and monitoring?
  4. Q7. Does nutrition intervention improve outcomes? - Radiotherapy and chemotherapy