Efficacy of Gum Chewing on Bowel Movement After Open Colectomy for Left-Sided Colorectal Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

@article{Kobayashi2015EfficacyOG,
  title={Efficacy of Gum Chewing on Bowel Movement After Open Colectomy for Left-Sided Colorectal Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial.},
  author={Takaaki Kobayashi and Tadahiko Masaki and Koji Kogawa and Hiroyoshi Matsuoka and Masanori Sugiyama},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2015},
  volume={58 11},
  pages={1058-63}
}
BACKGROUND Prolonged intestinal paralysis can be a problem after gastrointestinal surgery. Several systematic reviews and meta-analyses have suggested the efficacy of gum chewing for the prevention of postoperative ileus. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy of gum chewing for the recovery of bowel function after surgery for left-sided colorectal cancer and to determine the physiological mechanism underlying the effect of gum chewing on bowel function. DESIGN This… CONTINUE READING