Perioperative fasting in adults and children: guidelines from the European Society of Anaesthesiology.

@article{Smith2011PerioperativeFI,
  title={Perioperative fasting in adults and children: guidelines from the European Society of Anaesthesiology.},
  author={I Quah Smith and Peter R Kranke and Isabelle Murat and Andrew F. Smith and G. O'Sullivan and Eldar S\oreide and Claudia D Spies and Bas in't Veld},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 8},
  pages={556-69}
}
This guideline aims to provide an overview of the present knowledge on aspects of perioperative fasting with assessment of the quality of the evidence. A systematic search was conducted in electronic databases to identify trials published between 1950 and late 2009 concerned with preoperative fasting, early resumption of oral intake and the effects of oral carbohydrate mixtures on gastric emptying and postoperative recovery. One study on preoperative fasting which had not been included in… CONTINUE READING