Growing number of central nervous system and mental health disorders will fuel the demand for enteral feeding tubes. According to a recently published research, neurological disorder is the second leading cause of approximately 9 million deaths worldwide. Therefore, the management of nutritional status is a major aspect of multidisciplinary care of patients with neurological disorders such as stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, these diseases cause dysphagia, malnutrition, weight loss and lack of appetite, thereby increasing the demand for enteral feeding tubes. Additionally, rising number of mental health disorders such as apathy, depression, anxiety, and self-neglect caused by detrimental psychological impact of malnutrition is fuelling the necessity for adequate dietary intake in patients, boosting the market demand.
The nasoenteric enteral feeding tubes market value was over USD 1,379 million in 2019 due to the major factors such as less invasive and safe provision of medicinal and nutritional support to the adult and geriatric patients suffering from acute chronic diseases, including gastrointestinal and neurological diseases. Moreover, the demand for nasoenteric tube has augmented owing to replacement of these tubes in shorter durations of time and require no surgery for tube placement. Furthermore, the use of nasoenteric tube is increasingly preferred to administer nutrients to preterm infants and paediatric patients, augmenting the need for enteral feeding tubes.
The cancer segment size was around USD 902.6 million in 2019 attributed to the increasing prevalence of specific types of cancer such as head and neck cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and others. Cancer patients have difficulty in oral feeding and develop malnutrition. Therefore, these patients require nutritional feeding through nasoenteric and abdominal feeding tubes to combat throat pain, weight loss, malnutrition and pain associated with chemotherapy.
The paediatric segment in the enteral feeding tubes market is predicted to witness growth of 6.1% through 2026. Rising number of pediatric patients with physical disabilities and growth disorders require specialized attention for proper growth and development. This has led to increased adoption of administering nutrients through enteral feeding. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2015, preterm births were the leading cause of approximately 1 million deaths of children with less than 5 years of age. Therefore, the demand for nutritional therapy to provide adequate nutrition in treatment of poor growth, low weight and swallowing difficulty has led to increased adoption of enteral feeding tubes.
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The hospital end-use segment is projected to expand at 6.1% CAGR during the forecast period led by increasing investment by government authorities on hospitals coupled with rising number of trained and experienced professionals. In addition, change in preference from parenteral nutrition to enteral nutrition has positively impacted the enteral feeding tubes market growth. Moreover, increased adoption of enteral nutrition in hospitals among the developed as well as developing countries owing to continuous improvement in healthcare facilities has augmented the market demand.
The short-term enteral feeding tubes market revenue was more than USD 1,170 million in 2019. The demand for short-term feeding tubes has increased as the tube placement procedure is non-invasive and cost-effective. Additionally, factors such as replacement of these tubes in shorter durations of time, usually 1-6 months, with relatively low risk will enhance the demand for nutritional therapy by short-term feeding tubes. Moreover, growing need for nutritional therapy in children has increased the demand for short-term feeding tube.
Without surgery tube placement segment will register around 6.1% growth rate till 2026. Tube placement without surgery is cost-effective as compared to other placement procedures that require surgery and are more expensive comparatively. The adoption of tubes does not require surgery that has impelled the segment growth. Moreover, tube placement without surgery involves no risk of infection as compared to other surgical procedures involving the risk of sepsis due to prolonged infection.
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U.S. dominated the North America enteral feeding tubes market with a valuation of over USD 601.4 million in 2019 owing to increasing prevalence of lifestyle disorders and chronic diseases associated with digestive and neurological disorder in geriatric population. Additionally, advanced, and well-structured healthcare system with a continuous growing trend of surgeries in the region is driving the demand for novel enteral feeding tubes.
Germany enteral feeding tubes market size crossed USD 117.4 million in 2019. The higher market revenue size can be credited to the growing awareness regarding the application of enteral feeding tubes, effective reimbursement policies by the government and increasing need for proper nutrition. Moreover, increasing demand of home care for the geriatric and pediatric population has enhanced the nutritional support through enteral feeding.