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The relation between gum chewing in early post-operative period and the return of gastro-intestinal function after caesarean section


Obstetrics & Gynecology International Journal
Senderila Abdulkareem Mutlag, Dalia Farouk, Dalia Youssef

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Abstract

Background: The term “paralytic ileus” refers to more severe prolonged inhibition of bowel function, as differentiated from the usual type of uncomplicated postoperative ileus that lasts no more than 3 days.

Patients and methods: 200 women undergoing cesarean section dividedinto 2 groups:

a.       Group A: 100 post-operative patients were given gum chewing only.

b.       Group B: 100 post-operative patients will be monitored with no intervention applied.

Results: There is a highly significant difference between group A and group B regarding to time to first flatus and time to discharge with P.value (<0.001) and a significant difference between them as regard Time to hear intestinal sounds with P. value (0.042).

Conclusion: There is a highly significant difference between group Aand group B regarding to time to first flatus and time to discharge with P.value (<0.001) and a significant difference between them as regard Time to hear intestinal sounds with P. value (0.042).

Keywords

Caesarean, Post-operative period, Anesthesia, Abdominal examination, Maternal age, Paralytic ileus, Anti-kinetic drugs, Electrolyte abnormalities, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Intestinal sounds, Contraindication, Birth, First bowel sound, Manipulation

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