The effect of fasting practice on sedation with chloral hydrate.

@article{Keidan2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of fasting practice on sedation with chloral hydrate.},
  author={Ilan Keidan and David Gozal and Tal Minuskin and Margalit Weinberg and Haviva Barkaly and Arie Augarten},
  journal={Pediatric emergency care},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={805-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Infants undergo various painless imaging procedures frequently. Mild sedation is required in such cases to reduce anxiety as well as to ensure optimal performance of the procedure. The most frequently used sedative as a single drug is chloral hydrate. The issue of preprocedural fasting is a subject of contention. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)/American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) fasting practice guidelines on the… CONTINUE READING