Anesthesia-Related Adverse Event Rate in Esophagogastroduodenoscopy in Elderly Patients
What is it about?
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is safely performed by using topical pharyngeal anesthesia in elderly patients. However, it can induce hemodynamic changes and adverse events. The aim of this study was to compare and evaluate the anesthesia-related adverse event rate and the alteration of blood pressure and heart rate in unsedated EGD procedure between elderly patients and younger patients.
Why is it important?
After matching gender, weight, ASA physical status and indications of procedure, there were 342 patients in group A and 195 patients in group B. All endoscopies were completely successfully. There were no significant differences in gender, weight, ASA physical status, duration of procedure, indication of endoscopy, hemodynamic parameters, and the anesthesia-related adverse events between the two groups. All adverse events were mild degree, transient and did not require medications.
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