Fasting guidelines are used to prevent perioperative aspiration but they are only reliable in healthy elective patients. Point-of-care gastric ultrasound allows qualitative and quantitative evaluation of gastric contents at the bedside. This case report describes the use of serial gastric point-of-care ultrasound to evaluate the effect of prokinetic therapy with domperidone and erythromycin in an elective surgical patient with multiple comorbidities who presented with a full stomach.
From the *Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Antwerp, Edegem, Belgium;
†Department of Anesthesia, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
‡Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada;
§Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium;
∥Department of Anesthesiology, AZ Monica, campus Deurne, Deurne, Belgium
¶Department of Anesthesiology, UMC Radboud, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Accepted for publication January 4, 2018.
Conflicts of Interest: See Disclosures at the end of the article.
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