Gastric pH and volume after oral fluids in the postpartum patient.

@article{Lam1993GastricPA,
  title={Gastric pH and volume after oral fluids in the postpartum patient.},
  author={Katy Ka-Wai Lam and Hing Yu So and Tony Gin},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1993},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={
          218-21
        }
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between preoperative oral fluids and gastric pH and volume in women undergoing sterilization between one and five days postpartum. Fifty postpartum patients received 150 ml water approximately two to three hours before surgery while 50 postpartum and 50 non-pregnant women were fasted from midnight. After induction of anaesthesia, gastric contents were aspirated using a Salem sump tube and the gastric pH and volume were measured. There… CONTINUE READING
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