Randomised controlled pilot trial on feasibility, safety and effectiveness of osteopathic MANipulative treatment following major abdominal surgery (OMANT pilot trial)

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28 May 2016

Randomised controlled pilot trial on feasibility, safety and effectiveness of osteopathic MANipulative treatment following major abdominal surgery (OMANT pilot trial)

Postoperative complications are a major concern after gastrointestinal surgery. Resolving movement restrictions such as postoperative paralysis, osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) may be beneficial. The OMANT pilot study was the first prospective trial to investigate the feasibility, safety and potential benefits of OMT after gastrointestinal surgery. Twenty patients with elective bowel resection were randomised in two parallel groups. Patients in the intervention group received standard care with the addition of OMT on postoperative days 1–5 … ABSTRACT

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