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Table 2 Postoperative findings in the intervention group and the control group in mean (±SD)

From: Effects of chewing gum against postoperative ileus after pancreaticoduodenectomy – a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention Control Calculated difference (p)
Time to first flatus (SD) (days) 3.7 (1.4) 5.6 (4.4) .340
Time to first defecation (SD) (days) 7.6 (2.7) 9.1 (6.2) .882
Start of clear fluids (SD) (days) 5.1 (2.7) 7.7 (3.5) .068
Start of liquid diet (SD) (days) 6.4 (2.7) 9.2 (3.6) .116
Length of hospital stay (SD) (days) 18.0 (4.9) 21.8 (6.5) .286
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