The role of atropine premedication in fiberoptic bronchoscopy using intravenous midazolam sedation.

OBJECTIVE Atropine premedication is widely used for fiberoptic bronchoscopy and may help by drying secretions, producing bronchodilatation, or preventing vasovagal reactions. The objective of this study was to see whether atropine premedication is really of practical benefit when patients are sedated with i.v. midazolam. DESIGN In a double-blind study… (More)