Predicting which patients can undergo upper endoscopy comfortably without conscious sedation.

@article{Abraham2002PredictingWP,
  title={Predicting which patients can undergo upper endoscopy comfortably without conscious sedation.},
  author={Neena S. Abraham and Alan N Barkun and Martin Larocque and Carlo A. Fallone and Serge Mayrand and Vicky Baffis and Albert Cohen and Donald S Daly and Habib Daoud and Lawrence Joseph},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2002},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={180-9}
}
BACKGROUND Eliminating conscious sedation for diagnostic endoscopy may be advantageous for patient safety and cost containment. The aim of this study was to identify and validate independent predictors of a comfortable, technically adequate, unsedated diagnostic upper endoscopy in Canadian patients. METHODS Patients were consecutively enrolled in a prospective fashion. Data collected on an initial cohort of 268 patients included demographics, a validated anxiety questionnaire, use of… CONTINUE READING