PEG or NO PEGCreated by:
An elder gentleman with backgroud of advanced alzheimer dementia, previous stroke, ischaemic heart disease, osteoarthritis, hypertension, (baseline very poor mobility needing assisatnce of 2 to mobilise, fully dependent on dailty activity, daughter is the main carer), was admitted to hospital due to markedly reduced in oral intake, dysuria, frequency of urine and incresed in confusion. Patient was diagnosed to have urinary tract infection and was treeated with 1 course of antibiotic. But, his oral intake remained very poor, and he appeared to be not interested in eating or drinking. He was not interested in taking the supplements drink given by dietician as well. The family members were very concern with regards to his oral intake, and was asking with regards the possibilty of inserting a feeding tube (PEG) for him for feedign purpose. What is your opinion??? Will you consider a PEG for him ??