Efficacy of gum chewing on bowel movement after open colectomy for left-sided colorectal cancer: a randomized clinical trial. Dis Colon Rectum 2015; 58: 1058-1063.

Published: 29th February 2016

Authors: Kobayashi T, Masaki T, Kogawa K, Matsuoka H, Sugiyama M

Conclusion

Gum chewing did not affect time to flatus or first bowel movement in this study that included 48 patients.

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