The Effect of Gum Chewing on Postoperative Ileus
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00879294|
Recruitment Status : Withdrawn
First Posted : April 10, 2009
Last Update Posted : November 6, 2017
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Perforated Appendicitis||Device: Motion sickness wristband Dietary Supplement: Chewing Gum||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||0 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Single Group Assignment|
|Primary Purpose:||Supportive Care|
|Official Title:||The Effect of Gum Chewing on Postoperative Ileus|
Sham Comparator: 1 Wristband
Some patients will be randomized to wear a motion sickness wristband which does not have any drug effect.
Device: Motion sickness wristband
No drugs are involved.
Experimental: Chewing Gum
Patients will be randomized to use chewing gum after surgery.
Dietary Supplement: Chewing Gum
Patients will be asked to chew gum for 20 minutes, four times daily.
No Intervention: Control
Usual post-operative care.
- Time to resolution of post-operative ileus. [ Time Frame: 1-14 days ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00879294
|United States, North Carolina|
|Brenner Children's Hospital|
|Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157|
|Principal Investigator:||Thomas Pranikoff, MD||Wake Forest University Health Sciences|