You will use the J-tube to feed your child. The word "gastrostomy" comes from two Latin root words for "stomach" gastr and "new opening" stomy. The tube stays in your child's stomach because there is a balloon or a plastic bumper at the end of the tube inside the stomach. There is a plastic disc around the tube outside of the child's body.
Gastrostomy-Jejunostomy Tube Care
The 'sensitive edge'
This material must not be used for commercial purposes, or in any hospital or medical facility. Failure to comply may result in legal action. Medically reviewed by Drugs. Last updated on Feb 3, A nephrostomy tube is a catheter thin plastic tube that is inserted through your skin and into your kidney. The nephrostomy tube drains urine from your kidney into a collecting bag outside your body.
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We would hazard there's not a single person reading this who hasn't had their rush-hour standing snooze interrupted by an irate tube driver imploring passengers not to lean on the doors. Looking at the faces of those nearby as the train struggles to get going, it's clear some think the driver is overreacting a tad as he or she berates a wedged-in punter for what seems a trivial offence. So what catastrophe befalls such a train bulging with commuters? We duly extracted the required knowledge from the 'rolling stock professional head' which we like to picture as a giant brain buried deep beneath Paddington station. All tube train doors have a safety circuit, known colloquially as an interlock but more fancily as a 'sensitive edge'. If the doors are open to any degree, the circuit is broken and the power to the train's propulsion system is cut.
Timothy C. Hain, MD Last edited: February 24, Please read our disclaimer. Tympanostomy tubes, or "tubes, are a method of creating a perforation in the tympanic membrane ear drum. Although the technique of myringotomy putting a hole in the ear drum to improve hearing dates back to the 's, placing a tube in the ear drum figure 1 to ventilate the middle ear space began in This may be due to the general availability of otomiscrosopes figure 2 which allow physicians to see the ear drum under high magnification while working. Tympanostomy tube insertion is now one of the most frequently performed procedures in otolaryngology.