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Feeding Tube Patency Restorers, Flushing

Definition : Feeding tube patency restorers that flush liquid to remove obstructions to occluded feeding tubes. These devices usually include a catheter of appropriate diameter and length (e.g., a 5 Fr catheter up to 1.40 m in length), an applicator, and a syringe for flushing the clog with water or another solution (e.g., saline). Some devices include a prefilled syringe for administration of declogging solution before flushing. Flushing patency restorers are used to remove obstructions in gastrostomy and gastrostomy-jejunal feeding tubes; they can also be used to restore patency in nasogastric and nasojejunal feeding tubes.

Entry Terms : "Flushing/Declogging Devices, Feeding Tube"

UMDC code : 18593

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CORPAK MedSystems

Company Type: Parent

CORPAK MedSystems, based in Buffalo Grove, IL, is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices focused on the enteral feeding and bedside location technology markets.

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