Complicated endoscopic pediatric procedures using deep sedation and general anesthesia are safe in the endoscopy suite.

@article{Wengrower2004ComplicatedEP,
  title={Complicated endoscopic pediatric procedures using deep sedation and general anesthesia are safe in the endoscopy suite.},
  author={Dov Wengrower and David Gozal and Yaacov Gozal and Ch Meiri and Itzhak Golan and Esther Granot and Eran Goldin},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={283-6}
}
BACKGROUND Complicated upper and lower endoscopic procedures of the gastrointestinal tract are performed in children for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic reasons. Unlike adult patients, who receive conscious sedation, children usually require deep sedation (DS) or general anesthesia (GA). The aim of this study is to assess the safety parameters of complicated endoscopic procedures under DS or GA performed in children in the endoscopy suite rather than in the operating theatre. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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