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  • Advanced Research in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, March 2017, Juniper Publishers
  • DOI: 10.19080/argh.2017.04.555636

Anesthesia innovation: Mini-review of an intravenous sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopy

Why is it important?

GIE procedure requires some forms of anesthesia. IVS is commonly used for this procedure. Sedation could be effectively and safely performed by anesthesiologist or non-anesthetic personnel with appropriate patient selection and monitoring. The new sedative drugs and equipment are available. However, preanesthetic assessment and preparation, anesthetic drugs used, monitoring practices and post-anesthesia management are still essential for the anesthesia innovation in GIE procedures.

Perspectives

Somchai Amornyotin
Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University

Gastrointestinal endoscopy (GIE) is a procedure for diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal tract abnormalities. To date, intravenous sedation is commonly used for this procedure. The new sedative drugs and equipment for safety and efficacy are available. This mini-review focuses on innovation in intravenous sedation (IVS) for GIE procedures.

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