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Evan Matros, Flavio Rocha, Michael Zinner, John Wang, Stanley Ashley, Elizabeth Breen, David Soybel, Brent Shoji, Anne Burgess, Ronald Bleday, Richard Kuntz, Edward Whang
BACKGROUND: A preliminary report has been interpreted to suggest that gum chewing reduces duration of postcolectomy ileus. STUDY DESIGN: We rigorously tested this hypothesis in a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Patients undergoing open colectomy (n = 66) were randomized to receive 1 of 3 postoperative regimens beginning on postoperative day 1: sips (control, n = 21); sips and accupressure wrist bracelet (placebo, n = 23); and sips and gum chewing (treatment, n = 22)...
May 2006: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Robert Brent
This article will deal with medical, social, and legal implications of treating nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). Clinical problems occur when the symptoms become exaggerated and result in debilitation, dehydration, and hospitalization. The treatment of NVP in its early stages has the implication that it will prevent the more serious complications, including hospitalization. Therapeutic modalities discussed in this conference that have been used or are being tested are primarily symptomatic treatments (antihistamines, Bendectin (Merrell Dow; Cincinatti, Ohio), phenothiazines, hypnosis, accupressure, relaxation behavioral modification, audiogenic feedback training, newer medications, diet, and nutritional support)...
May 2002: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
J H McWhorter, R B Davis
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November 1998: North Carolina Medical Journal
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