Effects of preoperative oral carbohydrates on quality of recovery in laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. World J Surg 2018; 42: 3150–3157.

Published: 29th April 2019

Authors: Lee JS, Song Y, Kim JY, Park JS, Yoon DS

Conclusion

A total of 153 patients were divided into three groups: a standard group fasted as normal from the night before surgery; a group given 400ml carbohydrate drink the night before and on the morning of surgery; and a group given the equivalent volume of water. Recovery after surgery was similar in all groups.

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