Bursting the bubble : chewing gum for prevention of postoperative ileus
Bottom line: Chewing gum after abdominal surgery decreases risk of ileus across many RCTs, with few adverse events. However, overall study quality was low.Review and summary of: Short V, Herbert G, Perry R, et al. Chewing gum for postoperative recovery of gastrointestinal function. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015; (2):CD006506.
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