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Prevention of Ileus After Gynecologic Surgery Using Chewing Gum

This study has been completed.
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00831246
First Posted: January 28, 2009
Last Update Posted: June 8, 2010
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Information provided by:
Aultman Health Foundation
January 27, 2009
January 28, 2009
June 8, 2010
April 2008
April 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Incidence of ileus [ Time Frame: Until ileus formation or first flatus post-op ]
Same as current
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Prevention of Ileus After Gynecologic Surgery Using Chewing Gum
Prevention of Post-Op Ileus After Gynecologic Surgery Using Chewing Gum
This study will attempt to determine if the use of chewing gum can cause the early return of bowel function after gynecologic surgery.
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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Ileus
  • Other: chewing gum - Extra Winterfresh
    Patients are given standard post-op care with clear liquid diet as tolerated plus chewing gum q8 for 30minute chewing intervals.
  • Other: Standard Post-Op Care
    Patients are given standard post-op care with clear liquid diet as tolerated.
  • Experimental: 1
    Patients are given standard post-op care with clear liquid diet as tolerated plus chewing gum q8 for 30minute chewing intervals.
    Intervention: Other: chewing gum - Extra Winterfresh
  • Sham Comparator: 2
    Patients are given standard post-op care with clear liquid diet as tolerated .
    Intervention: Other: Standard Post-Op Care
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Completed
400
April 2009
April 2009   (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All female patients 18 years of age or older undergoing surgery for any gynecologic procedure which the peritoneum is entered and general anesthesia is administered.
  • Disease State will not affect inclusion in the study. Women with previous surgeries or other medical conditions will be included as will those undergoing an initial operation.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient deemed legally incompetent to sign their own consent
  • Women under the age of 18
  • Patients lacking their own or a false set of teeth
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
No
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United States
 
 
NCT00831246
2008.03.27.E2
2008 JMC
No
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James Clark, MD, Aultman Health Foundation
Aultman Health Foundation
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Study Chair: Michael Hopkins, MD Aultman Health Foundation
Principal Investigator: James M Clark, MD Aultman Health Foundation
Aultman Health Foundation
June 2010

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