Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?--fasting times in elective outpatient pediatric patients.

@article{Engelhardt2011AreYH,
  title={Are you hungry? Are you thirsty?--fasting times in elective outpatient pediatric patients.},
  author={Thomas Engelhardt and Graham Wilson and Lesley Horne and Markus Weiss and A Schmitz},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={964-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study assessed the duration of pre-operative fasting in children and its impact on the subjective feeling of hunger and thirst prior to elective outpatient anesthesia. BACKGROUND Pediatric fasting guidelines are designed to reduce the risk of pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents during general anesthesia, and a fasting regimen of 6-8 h for solids, 4 h for breast milk, and 2 h for clear fluids is commonly used. Anecdotal evidence suggests that fasting times are often… CONTINUE READING