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Lydon, A.,McGinley, J.,Cooke, T.,Duggan, P. F.,Shorten, G. D.;
1998
British Journal of Anaesthesia
Effect of anxiety on the rate of gastric emptying of liquids
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The efficacy ol: preoperative fasting is reduced in the presence of any factor which delays gastric emptying. We examined the association between anxiety and gastric emptying in adult patients undergoing elective surgery. Immediately before operation, 21 patients completed both a Spielberger state trait inventory (used to quantify current anxiety state (STAI(s)) and anxiety predisposition (STAI(t))), and the Amsterdam preoperative anxiety and information scale (used to quantify anxiety and need for information). Gastric emptying was measured using the paracetamol absorption technique. Four to 10 weeks later, gastric emptying and STAI were measured again. Patients were more anxious before than after operation (STAI(s)=mean 35.4 (SD 10.9) and 25 (4.1), respectively; P=0.0004). Neither anxiety state (P=0.40) nor measures of anxiety relative to anxiety predisposition (P=0.86) influenced gastric emptying (as measured by area under the paracetamol absorption-time curve). This contrasts with previous findings that anxiety in patients with low anxiety predisposition scores delays gastric emptying.The efficacy ol: preoperative fasting is reduced in the presence of any factor which delays gastric emptying. We examined the association between anxiety and gastric emptying in adult patients undergoing elective surgery. Immediately before operation, 21 patients completed both a Spielberger state trait inventory (used to quantify current anxiety state (STAI(s)) and anxiety predisposition (STAI(t))), and the Amsterdam preoperative anxiety and information scale (used to quantify anxiety and need for information). Gastric emptying was measured using the paracetamol absorption technique. Four to 10 weeks later, gastric emptying and STAI were measured again. Patients were more anxious before than after operation (STAI(s)=mean 35.4 (SD 10.9) and 25 (4.1), respectively; P=0.0004). Neither anxiety state (P=0.40) nor measures of anxiety relative to anxiety predisposition (P=0.86) influenced gastric emptying (as measured by area under the paracetamol absorption-time curve). This contrasts with previous findings that anxiety in patients with low anxiety predisposition scores delays gastric emptying.
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