A prospective randomized controlled trial of sugared chewing gum on gastrointestinal recovery after major colorectal surgery in patients managed with early enteral feeding.

@article{Zaghiyan2013APR,
  title={A prospective randomized controlled trial of sugared chewing gum on gastrointestinal recovery after major colorectal surgery in patients managed with early enteral feeding.},
  author={Karen N Zaghiyan and Seth I. Felder and Gayane Ovsepyan and Zuri A. Murrell and Thomas P Sokol and Beth B Moore and Phillip P. Fleshner},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2013},
  volume={56 3},
  pages={328-35}
}
BACKGROUND A number of small prospective studies with conflicting results have evaluated the effect of sugar-free chewing gum on postoperative GI recovery in patients initially maintained nil per os after major colorectal surgery. OBJECTIVE We sought to evaluate the effect of sugared chewing gum in combination with early enteral feeding on recovery of GI function after major colorectal surgery to ascertain any additive effects of this combination. DESIGN This was a randomized prospective… CONTINUE READING