The prevention and treatment of aspiration of vomitus during pharmacosedation and general anesthesia.

Abstract

The aspiration of gastric contents can occur in patients with a depressed level of consciousness. Pulmonary aspiration is a serious potential complication of pharmacosedation and general anesthesia. Sequelae associated with aspiration include pulmonary obstruction, chemical pneumonitis, secondary infection, and possibly death. Morbidity following aspiration… (More)

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