Sham feeding with chewing gum after elective colorectal resectional surgery: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Lim2013ShamFW,
  title={Sham feeding with chewing gum after elective colorectal resectional surgery: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Patrick R. Lim and O. J. Morris and Gregory Nolan and Sarah Moore and Brian D Draganic and Stephen R Smith},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={257 6},
  pages={1016-24}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether sham feeding with chewing gum improved gastrointestinal recovery after colorectal resection surgery, in the presence of routine postoperative feeding. BACKGROUND Sham feeding with chewing gum has been shown to accelerate the return of gut function after colorectal surgery. This study sought to determine whether sham feeding with gum, after colorectal resection, accelerates return of gastrointestinal function in patients on a rapid feeding enhanced recovery… CONTINUE READING
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