Enteral feeding refers to the delivery of a nutritionally complete feed, containing protein, carbohydrate, fat, water, minerals and vitamins, directly into the stomach, duodenum or jejunum. An enteral feeding tube is a medical device used to provide nutrition to people who cannot obtain nutrition by mouth, are unable to swallow safely, or need nutritional supplementation. These days, there are many industrialized formulas available for tube feeding use, as well as a many variety of tubes designed for administrating this formulas, depending on numerous factors including age, size, and time in which the patient will be using them. .
The Germany enteral feeding tubes market will witness growth in coming years owing to increasing prevalence of chronic infections and diseases in this country. Chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes are one of the leading causes of mortality in Europe, more than 60% of the people in age group of 60 and above have at least one chronic condition. According to the International Diabetes Federation, diabetes is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in Germany, with 9.5 million recorded incidences in 2019. Besides, the population of Germany is aging, i.e., the elderly currently makes up an increasing percentage of the population from year to year. Furthermore, many common chronic diseases mainly affect the elderly. Therefore, owing to the increasing prevalence of chronic disorders in Germany will boost the enteral feeding tubes market growth. Also, The COVID-19 pandemic has been increasing exponential level in various countries including Germany. This has led to the need to improve patient care and provide added nutritional support to patients affected by the virus. This has led to an increased adoption of enteral feeding devices, such as feeding tubes and administration sets, which in turn is expected to support market growth to a certain extent.
The report analyses the Germany enteral feeding tubes market based on product, age group, application, and end user.
The various types of Enteral feeding tubes studied in this report include enterostomy feeding tube, nasoenteric feeding tube, and oroenteric feeding tube. Further, the enterostomy feeding tube incorporates gastrostomy feeding tube, percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (PEJ) tube, and percutaneous radiological gastrostomy and jejunostomy tube. The gastrostomy feeding tubes segment is sub-segmented into percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy feeding tube (PEG), balloon gastrostomy tube, and low-profile balloon gastrostomy (buttons). The enterestomy-feeding tubes observed the maximum demand across various end users and this trend is likely to be continued until 2027.
Adoption of enteral feeding tubes by adult population diagnosed with chronic diseases to enhance nutritional intake and prevent malnutrition is expected to drive the growth of enteral feeding tubes market. According to National Center for Biotechnology Information, increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases (CDs) in adults as age is known to be a non-modifiable risk factor for several of these disorders. This increase in the number of patients with chronic diseases is problematic for Europe, and mainly for Germany, as these noncommunicable diseases are foremost cause of mortality. Certainly, cardiovascular diseases and cancers are accountable for 66% of all deaths in all age groups and both sexes in Germany.
Cancer application accounted for the largest share of Germany enteral feeding tubes market. The large share of the market can be attributed to the prevalence of different types of cancer in Germany. Moreover, factors such as usage of enteral feeding tubes by oral cancer patient will further contributes to the market growth. Most of the cancer patient suffers from malnutrition due to not getting enough calories, protein or other nutrients like vitamins and minerals because of the disease, therefore increasing the need of enteral feeding
The major end users of the market are hospitals, ambulatory surgical centres and home care. Hospital segment emerged as the leading end-user segment owing higher demand for the enteral feeding tubes market. The large share of the market can be attributed to the growing number of preterm births in Germany hospitals that will increase demand for feeding tubes. Moreover, increasing number of malnutrition cases in German hospitals will further contribute to the market share. On the other hand The home care settings segment is expected to register the highest growth during the forecast period. The increasing pressure on hospitals to curtail soaring healthcare costs, the development and availability of user-friendly feeding devices, and the favourable reimbursement policies for home enteral nutrition (HEN) are some of the key factors supporting the growth of this end-user segment.
The key competitors of this market include ConMed Corporation (U.S), C.R.Bard (U.S), Cook Medical (U.S), Boston Scientific Corporation (U.S), Nestle Inc. (Switzerland), Frensenius Kabi (Germany), Danone Medical Nutrition (France), Abbott Nutrition (United States), Cardinal Health Inc. (United States), Medela Inc (Switzerland), and Avanos Medical Inc. (U.S), among others.
The report analyses the Germany enteral feeding tubes market based on product, age group, application, and end user. Enteral feeding tubes may enter the body at a number of different sites. The choice of enteral feeding route depends on several factors, such as the intended duration of nutrition support, the patient’s condition, and any limitations to access (such as trauma or obstructions). The various types of Enteral feeding tubes studied in this report include enterostomy feeding tube, nasoenteric feeding tube, and oroenteric feeding tube. Further, the enterostomy feeding tube incorporates gastrostomy feeding tube, percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (PEJ) tube, and percutaneous radiological gastrostomy and jejunostomy tube. The gastrostomy feeding tubes segment is sub-segmented into percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy feeding tube (PEG), balloon gastrostomy tube, and low-profile balloon gastrostomy (buttons). These devices are used across populace of various age group including adults, pediatrics and neonates. Enteral feeding tubes finds major application in gastrointestinal disease, cancer, neurological disorder, diabetes etc. The cancer segment is further divided into head & neck cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, etc. The major end users of these products are hospitals, home care, ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) etc.
The key competitors of this market include Conmed Corporation (U.S.), Becton, Dickinson And Company (U.S.), Cook Medical(U.S.), Amsino International Inc.(U.S.), Boston Scientific Corporation(U.S.), Moog INC. (U.S.), Nestle Health Science (Switzerland), Fresenius Kabi (Germany), Abbott Healthcare Private Limited (U.S.), Covidien (Medtronic) (Ireland), Avanos Medical Inc (U.S.), Baxter International(U.S.),Medela Inc.(Switzerland), Kentec Medical (U.S.), Halyhard Health (U.S.), Vygon (France) and Applied Medical Technologies (U.S.)among others.
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