A randomized controlled trial of a regular diet as the first meal in gynecologic oncology patients undergoing intraabdominal surgery.

@article{Pearl2002ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of a regular diet as the first meal in gynecologic oncology patients undergoing intraabdominal surgery.},
  author={Michael Lawrence Pearl and Martina Frandina and Linda Mahler and Fidel A. Valea and Paul A. Disilvestro and Eva Chalas},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={
          230-4
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To prospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of a regular diet as the first meal after intraabdominal surgery in gynecologic oncology patients. METHODS During a 20-month period, 254 gynecologic oncology patients undergoing intraabdominal surgery were enrolled in a randomized controlled trial of a clear liquid diet compared with a regular diet as the first postoperative meal. All patients received their first meal on the first postoperative day in the absence of nausea, vomiting… CONTINUE READING

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