Sedation Practice Outside the Operating Room for Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Indian pediatrics

PubMedID: 26615354

Isik IA, Iyilikci L, Ozturk Y, Adiyaman E. Sedation Practice Outside the Operating Room for Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Indian Pediatr. 2015;52(11):989-90.
Medical records of the 575 children who underwent gastrointestinal endoscopy outside the operating room were investigated retrospectively. The most frequently used combinations were propofol-midazolam-fentanyl in 83. 2% of the procedures and propofol-midazolam in 13. 8% of the procedures. 24 (3. 4%) of 703 procedures had complications due to sedation anesthesia; 11 had hypoxia and 8 had pain in the injection area. Sedation anesthesia practice provided by an anesthesiologist outside the operating room enables gastrointestional endoscopic procedures to be carried out more safely.