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Peri-operative fasting in adults and children (guidelines from the European Society of Anaesthesiology)

Summary 

This guideline aims to provide an overview of the present knowledge on aspects of peri-operative fasting with assessment of the quality of the evidence. 

It includes but is not limited to a series of recommendations for: 

  • Fasting in adults and children 
  • Fasting in infants 
  • Oral carbohydrates 
  • Fasting in obstetric patients 
  • Postoperative resumption of fluids