A meta-analysis on the effect of sham feeding following colectomy: should gum chewing be included in enhanced recovery after surgery protocols?

@article{Ho2014AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis on the effect of sham feeding following colectomy: should gum chewing be included in enhanced recovery after surgery protocols?},
  author={Yiu Ming Ho and Stephen R Smith and Peter G. Pockney and Patrick R. Lim and John Attia},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2014},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={
          115-26
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sham feeding has been shown to hasten the return of GI function following colorectal surgery, before the advent of enhanced recovery after surgery protocols. Few data exist regarding the efficacy of sham feeding in the modern era, with rapid postoperative feeding. OBJECTIVE We sought to perform a meta-analysis on the effect of sham feeding in colorectal surgery, with a separate analysis on trials that used rapid postoperative feeding. DATA SOURCES Cochrane, MEDLINE, EMBASE… CONTINUE READING
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