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Optimal sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy: Review and recommendations

Thomson, Andrew; Andrew, Gabrielle; Jones, D Brian


Sedation practices for endoscopy vary widely. The present review focuses on the commonly used regimens in endoscopic sedation and the associated risks and benefits together with the appropriate safety measures and monitoring practices. In addition, alternatives and additions to intravenous sedation are discussed. Personnel requirements for endoscopic sedation are reviewed; there is evidence presented to indicate that non-anesthetists can administer sedative drugs, including propofol, safely and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2009.06174.x


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