Quick Search:

uzh logo
Browse by:
bullet
bullet
bullet
bullet

Zurich Open Repository and Archive 

Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-50244

Schmitz, A; Schraner, T; Fruehauf, M; Liamlahi, R; Klaghofer, R; Weiss, M; Kellenberger, C (2012). Ultrasonographic gastric antral area and gastric contents volume in children. Pediatric Anesthesia (Paediatric Anaesthesia), 22(2):144-149.

[img]Accepted Version
PDF - Registered users only
286kB

Abstract

Background:  Cross-sectional gastric antral area (GAA) measurements by ultrasonography (US) have been proposed for preoperative assessment of gastric volume in adults but not been validated in children. This study investigates whether in children gastric volumes can be predicted by US performed in different patient positions. Method:  Gastric fluid and air volumes were examined by magnetic resonance imaging before or up to 120 min after ingestion of 7 ml·kg(-1) diluted raspberry syrup in healthy volunteers who had fasted overnight. GAA was measured with US three times each in supine (SUP), elevated 45° degree supine (E45) and right decubital (RDC) position using imaging planes defined by vascular landmarks. Correlation coefficients (Pearson) between GAA and gastric volumes were calculated and Bland-Altman analysis performed. Results:  Sixteen children aged from 6.4 to 12.8 (9.2) years were included in 23 examinations: 6 after overnight fasting, 3 directly after, and 14 with a delay of 74 ± 35 min after fluid intake. GAA was 221 ± 116, 218 ± 112, and 347 ± 188 mm(2) for SUP, E45, and RDC position, respectively. The best correlation between body weight corrected total gastric/gastric fluid volume (TGV(w) /GFV(w) ) with GAA was found for RDC position (R = 0.79; P < 0.01/R = 0.78; P < 0.01). Bias and precision of calculated and measured GFV(w) was 0 ± 2.8 ml·kg(-1) . Conclusion:  Correlations between GAA and TGV(w) or GFV(w) in children are best in the RDC position, but not sufficient to predict GFV(w) with a given GAA. Interpretation of isolated GAA values may be misleading.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Medical Clinic
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Children's Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Surgery
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:27 Oct 2011 12:57
Last Modified:08 Dec 2013 18:07
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN:1155-5645
Publisher DOI:10.1111/j.1460-9592.2011.03718.x
PubMed ID:21999211
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 3
Google Scholar™
Scopus®. Citation Count: 4

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page