Chewing gum for postoperative recovery of gastrointestinal function
Editorial Group: Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group
Published Online: 19 MAY 2014
Copyright © 2014 The Cochrane Collaboration. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Short V, Herbert G, Perry R, Lewis SJ, Atkinson C, Ness AR, Penfold C, Thomas S. Chewing gum for postoperative recovery of gastrointestinal function (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD006506. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006506.pub2.
- Publication Status: Amended to reflect a change in scope (see 'What's new')
- Published Online: 19 MAY 2014
This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
The objective of this review is to examine whether chewing gum after surgery hastens the return of gastrointestinal function. The review will consider the impact of chewing gum on indicators of bowel function (time to first passage of flatus, bowel movement and bowel sounds) and on recovery (length of hospital stay and postoperative complications). The review will also consider tolerability of chewing gum and the costs and benefits associated with using this intervention.