Propofol versus traditional sedative methods for colonoscopy in a low-resource setting.

@article{Alatise2015PropofolVT,
  title={Propofol versus traditional sedative methods for colonoscopy in a low-resource setting.},
  author={Olusegun Isaac Alatise and Afolabi Muyiwa Owojuyigbe and M. Abukari Yakubu and Augustine E Agbakwuru and Aramide Folayemi Faponle},
  journal={The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          151-7
        }
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES We set out to determine the safety and efficacy of the use of three sedative regimens, namely propofol alone, propofol with benzodiazepine and/or opioids and benzodiazepine with opioids in Nigerian patients undergoing diagnostic colonoscopy at a Nigerian tertiary hospital. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 120 patients undergoing outpatient colonoscopy were assigned prospectively to one of the three treatment regimens. Patients in Group A (n = 40) received propofol alone… CONTINUE READING

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