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Gastric pH Testing for Neonatal Gastric Feeding Tube Placement: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: October 2, 2018
Project Number: RC1024-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of gastric pH testing for neonates to confirm nasogastric (NG) and orogastric (OG) feeding tube placement?
  2. What is the cost effectiveness of gastric pH testing for neonates to confirm NG and OG feeding tube placement?
  3. What are guidelines informing the use of gastric pH testing for neonates to confirm NG and OG feeding tube placement?

Key Message

No evidence was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of gastric pH testing for neonates to confirm nasogastric (NG) and orogastric (OG) tube placement. No evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of gastric pH testing for neonates.