Efficacy of End-Tidal Capnography Monitoring during Flexible Bronchoscopy in Nonintubated Patients under Sedation: A Randomized Controlled Study.

@article{Ishiwata2018EfficacyOE,
  title={Efficacy of End-Tidal Capnography Monitoring during Flexible Bronchoscopy in Nonintubated Patients under Sedation: A Randomized Controlled Study.},
  author={Tsukasa Ishiwata and Kenji Tsushima and Jiro Terada and Mai Fujie and Mitsuhiro Abe and Jun Ikari and Naoko Kawata and Yuji Tada and Koichiro Tatsumi},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2018},
  pages={
          1-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although appropriate sedation is recommended during flexible bronchoscopy (FB), patients are at risk for hypoventilation due to inadvertent oversedation. End-tidal capnography is expected as an additional useful monitor for these patients during FB. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of additional end-tidal capnography… CONTINUE READING