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Patients who take glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists for weight loss or diabetes may be at increased risk of aspiration during anesthesia due to delayed gastric emptying. In 2023, the American Society of Anesthesiologists suggested holding the day-of-surgery or weekly dose of GLP-1 agonists prior to elective surgery because of case reports of aspiration.1 For patients who have not held their GLP-1 (ie, no drug on day of procedure/surgery for daily dosing, no drug in the week prior to procedure/surgery...

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