Nitrous oxide for colonoscopy: a randomized controlled study.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Intravenous sedation/analgesia for colonoscopy is accompanied with certain risks and postprocedure drowsiness. We sought to determine whether inhaled nitrous oxide (Entonox: 50% nitrous oxide, 50% oxygen) provides adequate analgesia for colonoscopy and the impact of this agent on recovery. METHODS All patients undergoing outpatient colonoscopy… (More)

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@article{Forbes2000NitrousOF, title={Nitrous oxide for colonoscopy: a randomized controlled study.}, author={Geoffrey M. Forbes and Byron J. Collins}, journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy}, year={2000}, volume={51 3}, pages={271-7} }