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Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2005 Oct;15(4):661-72.

Sedation and the technical performance of colonoscopy.

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Indiana University Hospital, 550 North University Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA. drex@iupui.edu

Abstract

The use of sedation for routine endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopy, varies widely across cultures. This variation in sedation practice is greater than any other culturally based variation in the technical performance of endoscopy. This article sequentially reviews the technical performance of colonoscopy in patients who undergo unsedated colonoscopy, sedation with narcotics and benzodiazepines, and deep sedation with propofol. For each of these approaches to colonoscopy, the advantages and disadvantages also are listed and discussed.

PMID:
16278131
DOI:
10.1016/j.giec.2005.08.003
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