Gastric emptying following hysterectomy with extradural analgesia.


Using the rate of absorption of paracetamol following oral administration of the drug, gastric emptying was measured in 21 patients following hysterectomy. Gastric emptying was inhibited markedly in patients receiving narcotic analgesia after operation, but only a moderate delay was observed in patients undergoing extradural analgesia. 


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@article{Nimmo1978GastricEF, title={Gastric emptying following hysterectomy with extradural analgesia.}, author={Walter S Nimmo and David Littlewood and Dolores B. Scott and Laurie F Prescott}, journal={British journal of anaesthesia}, year={1978}, volume={50 6}, pages={559-61} }