Should patients undergoing a bronchoscopy be sedated?

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BACKGROUND The techniques, drugs and depth of sedation for flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy is controversial, and several reports consider that the routine use of sedation is not a prerequisite. We evaluate whether the addition of sedation with propofol improves patient tolerance, compared to local anesthesic of the airway only. METHODS Eighteen patients… (More)

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@article{Gonzalez2003ShouldPU, title={Should patients undergoing a bronchoscopy be sedated?}, author={R. Gonzalez and I De-La-Rosa-Ramirez and A Maldonado-Hernandez and Guillermo Dom{\'i}nguez-Cherit}, journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica}, year={2003}, volume={47 4}, pages={411-5} }