Pediatric Surgery

Should we be checking gastric residuals in premature infants?

December 13, 2019
Stay Current and APSA team up in this new series! In these videos, we will discuss need-to-know articles selected by different APSA committees. In this first video, Dr. Arun Thenappan from Children's National Hospital in Washington, DC, representing the APSA Critical Care Committee, discusses a new article in JAMA Pediatrics. The article describes a randomized controlled trial comparing premature infants who routinely had gastric residuals checked with each feed to those who did not. They then evaluated time to goal feeds, time to discharge, and rates of NEC and VAP between the two groups. Watch the video to learn their results! And read the article for yourself here:

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