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Clin Endosc. 2014 Mar;47(2):151-4. doi: 10.5946/ce.2014.47.2.151. Epub 2014 Mar 31.

Endoscopic sedation: risk assessment and monitoring.

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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Sedation for endoscopic procedures is done to increase patient comfort and endoscopic performance. Drugs used for sedation suppress respiratory and cardiovascular function, and while the degree of suppression may vary, it may be fatal in certain patients. The aim of this article is to provide an overview and brief summary of presedation risk assessment and monitoring during and after sedation in order to maintain patient safety.


Endoscopic procedures; Monitoring; Risk assessment; Sedation

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