Bedside ultrasound assessment of gastric content in children noncompliant with preoperative fasting guidelines: Is it time to include this in our practice?

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Ultrasound assessment of gastric contents and volume is gaining popularity in adults and children. At present, a preoperative verbal check is used to determine the fasting status. Due to fear of delay or cancellation of surgery, parents may not disclose noncompliance with fasting guidelines. Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents is a potential cause of morbidity and mortality. Ultrasound assessment of gastric contents is noninvasive and easy to learn. We present a series of three cases to demonstrate how the use of ultrasound to assess gastric contents in children can provide an objective means for decision-making and impact anesthetic management when preoperative fasting status is uncertain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)318-320
Number of pages3
JournalSaudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2018

Fingerprint

Gastrointestinal Contents
Fasting
Guidelines
Fear
Anesthetics
Decision Making
Parents
Morbidity
Lung
Mortality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Cite this

@article{c1ad10aba29241c387bdc1490b0a7094,
title = "Bedside ultrasound assessment of gastric content in children noncompliant with preoperative fasting guidelines: Is it time to include this in our practice?",
abstract = "Ultrasound assessment of gastric contents and volume is gaining popularity in adults and children. At present, a preoperative verbal check is used to determine the fasting status. Due to fear of delay or cancellation of surgery, parents may not disclose noncompliance with fasting guidelines. Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents is a potential cause of morbidity and mortality. Ultrasound assessment of gastric contents is noninvasive and easy to learn. We present a series of three cases to demonstrate how the use of ultrasound to assess gastric contents in children can provide an objective means for decision-making and impact anesthetic management when preoperative fasting status is uncertain.",
author = "Parekh, {Uma R.} and Niraja Rajan and Iglehart, {Robyn C.} and McQuillan, {Patrick M.}",
year = "2018",
month = "4",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4103/sja.SJA_452_17",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "12",
pages = "318--320",
journal = "Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia",
issn = "1658-354X",
publisher = "Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Bedside ultrasound assessment of gastric content in children noncompliant with preoperative fasting guidelines

T2 - Is it time to include this in our practice?

AU - Parekh, Uma R.

AU - Rajan, Niraja

AU - Iglehart, Robyn C.

AU - McQuillan, Patrick M.

PY - 2018/4/1

Y1 - 2018/4/1

N2 - Ultrasound assessment of gastric contents and volume is gaining popularity in adults and children. At present, a preoperative verbal check is used to determine the fasting status. Due to fear of delay or cancellation of surgery, parents may not disclose noncompliance with fasting guidelines. Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents is a potential cause of morbidity and mortality. Ultrasound assessment of gastric contents is noninvasive and easy to learn. We present a series of three cases to demonstrate how the use of ultrasound to assess gastric contents in children can provide an objective means for decision-making and impact anesthetic management when preoperative fasting status is uncertain.

AB - Ultrasound assessment of gastric contents and volume is gaining popularity in adults and children. At present, a preoperative verbal check is used to determine the fasting status. Due to fear of delay or cancellation of surgery, parents may not disclose noncompliance with fasting guidelines. Pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents is a potential cause of morbidity and mortality. Ultrasound assessment of gastric contents is noninvasive and easy to learn. We present a series of three cases to demonstrate how the use of ultrasound to assess gastric contents in children can provide an objective means for decision-making and impact anesthetic management when preoperative fasting status is uncertain.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85049510033&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85049510033&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4103/sja.SJA_452_17

DO - 10.4103/sja.SJA_452_17

M3 - Article

C2 - 29628847

AN - SCOPUS:85049510033

VL - 12

SP - 318

EP - 320

JO - Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

JF - Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

SN - 1658-354X

IS - 2

ER -