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Predicting the risk of sedation related complications in private endoscopy units

Gavaghan, D; Hillman, Lybus


Introduction: Endoscopic facilities may be hospital-based or stand-alone day-procedure units, and sedation may be provided by non-specialist or specialist anesthetists, proceduralists, or even nurses under supervision. It is vital that patient characteristics that may influence the safety of sedation be assessed prior to the procedure. Body mass index (BMI) may be one such factor. Obesity is increasingly becoming more prevalent in the Australian population. The most recent Australian...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Conference paper
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology


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