The routine use of a flumazenil infusion following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement to reduce early post-procedure mortality.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) insertion offers secure enteral nutrition, but there is a significant mortality associated with the procedure. We reviewed our sedation practice and the effect of yearly protocol changes to establish if the routine reversal of midazolam with a flumazenil infusion improved mortality. METHODS Since 2003… (More)
DOI: 10.4997/JRCPE.2010.204

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