Pre-operative oral erythromycin reduces residual gastric volume and acidity.

@article{Asai2000PreoperativeOE,
  title={Pre-operative oral erythromycin reduces residual gastric volume and acidity.},
  author={Takashi Asai and Kohei Murao and Koh Shingu},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 6},
  pages={861-4}
}
We investigated whether low-dose erythromycin (200 mg) given as an oral premedicant altered the residual gastric volume and its acidity in fasted patients at induction of anaesthesia in a single-blinded study. Sixty patients were allocated randomly to receive either an erythromycin tablet (200 mg) or nothing with 10 ml water 3 h before induction of anaesthesia, and another 60 patients 1 h before induction of anaesthesia. Oral erythromycin significantly reduced residual gastric volume when it… CONTINUE READING