A prospective observational study to evaluate the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting in patients with preoperative carbohydrate loading

Background: Preoperative fasting has been a routine practice in many hospitals to prevent aspiration of gastric contents during surgery. However, recent evidence suggests that oral intake of clear liquids, including commercial carbohydrate preparations, up to two hours before surgery is safe and does not affect gastric content or acidity. These carbohydrate solutions have shorter gastric … Read more