Significance of patient-controlled sedation during colonoscopy. Results from a prospective randomized controlled study.

@article{Crepeau2005SignificanceOP,
  title={Significance of patient-controlled sedation during colonoscopy. Results from a prospective randomized controlled study.},
  author={Thomas Crepeau and Laurent Poincloux and Corinne Bonny and Sylvie Lighetto and Patricia Jaffeux and Fabrice Artigue and Pierre Walleckx and Jean Etienne Bazin and Michel Dapoigny and Gilles Bommelaer},
  journal={Gastroenterologie clinique et biologique},
  year={2005},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1090-6}
}
BACKGROUND In France, general anesthesia is given to more than 90% of patients undergoing colonoscopy although in several countries sedation is limited to intolerant patients. This study was carried out to determine whether Patient-Controlled Sedation (PCS) could provide a lighter sedation than general anesthesia adapted to the patient's individual requirement. METHODS Patients aged from 18 to 80 scheduled for elective colonoscopy were prospectively randomized to receive either standard… CONTINUE READING
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