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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2011 Aug;69(8):2112-9. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2011.04.017.

Safety of deep sedation in an urban oral and maxillofacial surgery training program.

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Department of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School, Newark, NJ, USA. braidyhf@umdnj.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To study the safety of deep sedation in an urban-based oral maxillofacial surgery training program.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Charts of patients undergoing an intravenous sedation from January 2005 through December 2009 were reviewed. Data recorded included age, gender, type of procedures performed, and intravenous medications. Patients were divided in 2 groups depending on whether they received a general anesthetic agent (propofol or ketamine) or not. Anesthesia complications and failures were recorded and categorized.

RESULTS:

In total, 1,167 intravenous sedations were recorded. Eight patients developed adverse reactions, 3 of which required further evaluation in the emergency department. In addition, 7 intravenous sedations needed to be aborted because of patient agitation and combativeness. No deaths or long-term morbidities were reported.

CONCLUSIONS:

The safety of deep sedation in an urban-based oral maxillofacial training program is similar to office-based anesthesia. Sedations failures may be attributed to paradoxical benzodiazepine reactions.

PMID:
21783001
DOI:
10.1016/j.joms.2011.04.017
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