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Chewing gum after cardiac surgery may aid gut function



Chewing gum may aid in accelerating gut function among patients who received cardiac surgery, according to new data presented at the virtual Society of Thoracic Surgeons Perioperative and Critical Care Conference.
“Prior to our study, there was no previously published studies looking at the use of chewing gum in cardiac surgery patients, but we found that it may accelerate the return of gut function,” Sirivan S. Seng, MD, resident physician at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Upland, Pennsylvania, said in a press release from STS. “This easy-to-implement intervention can be

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