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Perioperative management of long-acting glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists: concerns for delayed gastric emptying and pulmonary aspiration.

Prescriptions and use of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are increasing dramatically, as indications are expanding from the treatment of diabetes mellitus to weight loss for people with obesity. As GLP-1 receptor agonists delay gastric emptying, perioperative healthcare practitioners could be concerned about an increased risk for pulmonary aspiration during general anaesthesia. We summarise relevant medical literature and provide evidence-based recommendations for perioperative care for people taking GLP-1 receptor agonists. GLP-1 receptor agonists delay gastric emptying; however, ongoing treatment attenuates this effect. The risk of aspiration during general anaesthesia is unknown. However, we advise caution in patients who recently commenced on GLP-1 receptor agonists. After over 12 weeks of treatment, standard fasting times likely suffice to manage the risk of pulmonary aspiration for most otherwise low-risk patients.

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