04363323 is referenced by 18 patents and cites 9 patents.

A nasogastric tube which includes an intermediate portion for placement adjacent the patient's nostril and capable of assuming and retaining an axial bend. After the tube has been placed, the physician bends the intermediate portion upwardly to direct the tube away from the patient's mouth. As the tube retains the angle to which it has been bent, it is not necessary to retain the bend by taping the tube to the nasal alae and, thus, the possibility of pressure necrosis due to the forces exerted by the bend in the tube is avoided.

Title
Nasogastric tube adapted to avoid pressure necrosis
Application Number
6/213028
Publication Number
4363323
Application Date
December 4, 1980
Publication Date
December 14, 1982
Inventor
Alan C Geiss
50 Brampton La., Great Neck, 11023
NY, US
IPC
A61M 25/00
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