Navigation Links
Chewing gum -- the new post-operative medicine
Date:2/27/2008

In an article recently recommended by Bradley Kropp of Faculty of 1000 Medicine, researchers find chewing gum is a simple solution to the recovery of bowel function after gastrointestinal surgery a problem that has troubled patients and physicians for decades.

Authors of the paper published in Urology evaluated 102 patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery and gave half of them 5 pieces of chewing gum per day after their operation. Chewing the gum is thought to stimulate the smooth muscle fibers and secretion from the salivary glands and liver. The 51 patients who chewed gum recovered their bowel movement significantly faster than those who did not.

Pediatric Urologist, Kropp will be giving his patients undergoing reconstructive surgery a piece of gum following their operation. He says, In todays high-tech, molecular-driven scientific world, it is nice to come across an article that can be implemented immediately into our practices without increased healthcare cost

Kropp also adds, Just think how much a pack of gum would cost today had the pharmaceutical industry come across this information first


'/>"/>

Contact: Jemima Tonks
jemima.tonks@f1000medicine.com
44-020-763-19933
BioMed Central
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Wrigleys Orbit(R), Extra(R) and Eclipse(R) Sugar-Free Chewing Gums Awarded American Dental Associations Seal of Acceptance
2. Flynn Pharma Acquires Rights From Pacira Pharmaceuticals to DepoDur(R), the Only Extended-Release Epidural Opioid for Post-Operative Pain, in Europe
3. UI nursing researcher to study post-operative pain control
4. Next Step(R) Institute of Integrative Medicine, Inc. Takes Wellness to a New Level With 2008 Series of Wellness Weeks
5. Reproductive Medicine Associates of Texas Announces Open House in San Antonio
6. FSU College of Medicine researcher seeks to uncover new cancer therapies
7. International Federation of Sports Medicine Selects Celadrin(R) Topical Cream as its First and Only Official Joint and Muscle Topical Cream
8. Former Biolase CEO & EVP Launch Technology4Medicine
9. News Briefs from Preventive Medicine 2008
10. Combination of Thyroid Medicines Not Necessary
11. Springer to launch new journal in emergency medicine
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ... , "Film editors can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the ... CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss ... plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the ... AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in ... topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial ... Plant City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the ... closing for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. Ogunleye ... M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. Ogunleye ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June ... MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June ... Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  ... Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- MedSource announced today that it has selected Datatrial,s ... choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment to ... by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture (EDC) ... the EDC platform of choice in exchange for ... long been a preferred EDC platform by our ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... faced the many challenges of the current process. Many of ... option because of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs ... would have to offer it at such a high cost ... to afford it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: