[Preoperative fasting of 8 hours or 2 hours: what does evidence reveal?].

@article{AguilarNascimento2009PreoperativeFO,
  title={[Preoperative fasting of 8 hours or 2 hours: what does evidence reveal?].},
  author={Jos{\'e} Eduardo de Aguilar-Nascimento and Francine Perrone and Leicia Iris de Assunç{\~a}o Prado},
  journal={Revista do Colegio Brasileiro de Cirurgioes},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={350-2}
}
Insulin resistance is a transitory phenomenon of the metabolic response to trauma. In uncomplicated operations it lasts for 2-4 weeks postoperatively, and is directly related to the magnitude of the injury. The fasting status caused by conventional fasting protocols aggravates this resistance and may induce hyperglycemia. Conventional preoperative fasting… CONTINUE READING