Does Gum Chewing Reduce Postoperative Ileus after Intestinal Resection in Children? A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial


ÇAVUŞOĞLU Y. H. , Azili M. N. , Karaman A., Aslan M. K. , Karaman I., Erdogan D., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, vol.19, no.3, pp.171-173, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0029-1202776
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-173
  • Keywords: chewing gum, postoperative care, anastomosis, laparotomy, child, COLECTOMY

Abstract

Introduction: The aim of this study was to determine whether the addition of gum chewing to standardized postoperative care is associated with a significantly earlier return of bowel function compared to simple postoperative management in children with intestinal anastomosis.