For Patients Undergoing Bronchoscopy Under General Anesthesia, How Long Can They Eat After Operation?
YH. Zhang*a (Prof)
a The First People's Hospital of Yunnan Province, Kunming, CHINA
Background: In order to avoid aspiration due to anesthesia of the throat, doctors generally recommend that patients undergoing diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy under general anesthesia eat 6 hours after operation. However, according to our experience, many patients eat 2 hours after operation without aspiration.
Methods: The clinical data of patients undergoing diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy under general anesthesia in the Department of respiratory and critical medicine of the first people's Hospital of Yunnan Province from February 1, 2022 to March 31, 2022 were analyzed retrospectively. These patients ate 2 hours after operation.
Results: A total of 582 patients were included in the study, 297 males and 285 females. These patients began to eat 2 hours after general anesthesia, and there was no aspiration.
Conclusion: For patients undergoing diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy under general anesthesia, eating 2 hours after operation will not lead to aspiration.
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