Preoperative oral fluids: is a five-hour fast justified prior to elective surgery?

  title={Preoperative oral fluids: is a five-hour fast justified prior to elective surgery?},
  author={John R. Maltby and Alastair D Sutherland and J P Sale and Eldon A. Shaffer},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={65 11},
The effects of preoperative oral administration of 150 ml fluid were studied prospectively in 140 unpremedicated, ambulatory outpatients presenting for first trimester therapeutic abortion. Intraoperative gastric fluid volume, pH, and rate of gastric emptying were measured in the four groups to which patients were randomly assigned. At an average time of 2 1/2 hr preoperatively all patients received either oral ranitidine, 150 mg, or a placebo tablet, with the nonabsorbable marker dye… CONTINUE READING
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