Alternating concepts in preoperative fasting


ERSOY P. E. , Gundogdu H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.21, no.2, pp.96-101, 2005 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-101
  • Keywords: Fasting

Abstract

Elective surgery is performed on approximately 5% of the population in developed countries. The operation is usually performed in the overnight fasted state, called ''Nil Per Os''. However this fasting causes both physical and metabolic stress like dehydration, anxiety and particularly insulin resistance.