Effectiveness of standard fasting guidelines as assessed by gastric ultrasound examination: A clinical audit

Conclusion: In our audit, we found that risk factor association has a greater effect on residual gastric volume than hours of fasting. While the current fasting guidelines are adequate for healthy individuals, they are not conclusive in patients with risk factors. Ultrasound assessment of preoperative gastric volume is an effective screening tool in patients with risk factors.
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