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Comparison of 4 point-of-care techniques to detect correct positioning of nasogastric tubes in dogs (2020–2021)

Ramesh, M., Brooks, A.C., Thomovsky, E., Johnson, P., Fulkerson, C., Parnell, N. and Weng, H.-Y. | Journal of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care | August 2023
The aim of this prospective observational study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of four point-of-care methods: air inflation of the stomach with auscultation for borborygmus, capnography, gastric fluid aspiration with pH measurement, and ultrasonography, to confirm correct nasogastric tube placement in dogs using 2-view thoracic radiographs as the reference standard…