Does the use of a variable stiffness colonoscope offer advantages during colonoscopy under deep sedation? Results of a randomized trial.

@article{Solavera2011DoesTU,
  title={Does the use of a variable stiffness colonoscope offer advantages during colonoscopy under deep sedation? Results of a randomized trial.},
  author={Javier Sola-vera and Francisco Uceda and Alicia Brotons and Jes{\'u}s S{\'a}ez and Eva Girona and Estefan{\'i}a P{\'e}rez and Mar{\'i}a Dolores Pic{\'o} and Concepci{\'o}n Grau and Carlos Sillero},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 7},
  pages={593-7}
}
INTRODUCTION Variable stiffness colonoscope may be useful in performing colonoscopies in nonsedated patients or under endoscopist-controlled sedation. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether this instrument facilitates colonoscopy in patients under deep sedation monitored by an anaesthesiologist. METHODS Prospective and randomized study enroling consecutive patients referred for colonoscopy under deep sedation monitored by an anaesthesiologist. In group I, a variable stiffness… CONTINUE READING

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