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Table 5 Time to first bowel movement

From: Preoperative mechanical preparation of the colon: the patient's experience

  MBP
(n = 56)
No-MBP
(n = 41)
The day after surgery 2 (3.6%) 0
Two days after surgery 7 (12.5%) 4 (9.8%)
Three days after surgery 9 (16.1%) 13 (31.7%)
Four days after surgery 9 (16.1%) 13 (31.7%)
More than four days after surgery 29 (51.8%) 11 (26.8%)
  1. P = 0.03 Fisher's exact test