Patient-controlled sedation for colonoscopy: a randomized trial comparing patient-controlled administration of propofol and alfentanil with physician-administered midazolam and pethidine.

@article{Bright2003PatientcontrolledSF,
  title={Patient-controlled sedation for colonoscopy: a randomized trial comparing patient-controlled administration of propofol and alfentanil with physician-administered midazolam and pethidine.},
  author={Elizabeth Anne Bright and Chris D Roseveare and Dale Dalgleish and Janet Kimble and Jane Elliott and H. Robinson Shepherd},
  journal={Endoscopy},
  year={2003},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={
          683-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Patient-controlled sedation (PCS) using propofol and alfentanil provides effective sedation for colonoscopy, with the advantage of a shorter recovery time in comparison with diazepam and pethidine. However, most endoscopy units in the United Kingdom are currently using midazolam (a shorter-acting benzodiazepine) as a sedative agent. This study compares the efficacy of sedation and recovery times between PCS and a combination of midazolam and pethidine. PATIENTS AND… CONTINUE READING
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