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BevMD introduces Clearfast®, the first U.S. patented pre-operative beverage to end pre-op fasting

First U.S. patented pre-operative beverage to end pre-op fasting from midnight prior to surgery

PRLog - Mar. 3, 2014 - SAN DIEGO -- San Diego, CA - (March 3, 2014) – BevMD, a medical beverage company focused on optimizing patients’ pre surgical experience announced its first patented beverage today. This unique drink can be safely consumed about two hours prior to surgery. It hydrates, nourishes, and assists in the recovery process and can improve postoperative outcomes. Clearfast®, a carbohydrate-rich beverage designed and patented by anesthesiologist, M. Lou Marsh, M.D. of BevMD, is the first product available in the United States that is specifically formulated for consumption by pre-operative patients.

Clearfast® was granted the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ seal of compliance with all of its fasting guidelines. Clearfast’s® carbohydrate-rich polysaccharide formula can also reduce postoperative insulin resistance that causes hyperglycemia which leads to post-op infections.

“More than 80 million surgical and diagnostic procedures, requiring some form of anesthesia or sedation, are performed annually in the U.S. alone,” said Dr. Marsh.  “Though the risk of death or disability from the aspiration of stomach contents is extremely low, a majority of patients are still subjected to traditional, rigorous preoperative fasting protocols. Patient noncompliance with fasting rules can lead to costly surgery delays, cancellations or, when undetected, can result in devastating regurgitation and aspiration. BevMD is leading the way to changing how millions of patients will be prepared for surgery every day across the Country.”

The cap on each Clearfast® 12 ounce bottle a label upon which the patient is instructed to record and initial the time of completing the beverage. The cap is then given to the pre-operative nurse upon admission for validation of compliance with the fasting protocol. Clearfast® ensures that patients are receiving the nutrition and hydration necessary to maintain the pre-op fast and to achieve enhanced recovery after surgery.

Clearfast® is marketed by select specialty healthcare distribution organizations.  Contact BevMD for more information regarding samples and to learn more about Clearfast® and the BevMD company visit www.BevMD.com or call 1 858-649-1070.

About BevMD LLC and Clearfast®

BevMD, a medical beverage company headquartered in San Diego, was created to provide simple, effective patented nutrition solutions for perioperative patients.  BevMD’s first product line features Clearfast®, a patented pre-op beverage that allows patients to remain nourished and hydrated prior to surgery. BevMD is dedicated to changing the way millions of patients prepare for surgery while supporting the pre-op fasting guidelines of the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

For additional information on BevMD and its products, visit www.BevMD.com or call 1 858-649-1070.

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