Chewing gum in preventing postoperative ileus in women undergoing caesarean section: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.
AffiliationDepartment of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Worthing Hospital, Worthing, UK.
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AbstractThe incidence of postoperative ileus (POI) after gynaecological surgery is 10-15% Chewing gum following general surgery improves outcomes, including early flatus, early bowel sounds, and shortening of hospitalisation periods. There is currently no guideline that supports the use of chewing gum after caesarean sections.
CitationChewing gum in preventing postoperative ileus in women undergoing caesarean section: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. 2014, 121 (7):793-9; discussion 799 BJOG
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