Assisted sedation for PEG procedure in sick patients in a developing country
What is it about?
In a developing country, the percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) procedure is being performed at an increasing rate. However, there is sparse information on the sedation for this procedure. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of assisted sedation compared with general anesthesia for the PEG procedure in patients in a teaching hospital in Thailand.
Why is it important?
One hundred and eighty-four patients were enrolled with 116 (M, 52; mean age, 71.4±15.8 years) in Group S and 68 (M, 37; mean age, 67.8±18.5 years) in Group G. There were no significant differences between the two groups in age, gender, weight, and duration of procedure. All patients in both groups concluded with the successful completion of the procedure. Overall adverse events in group S occurred significantly less commonly than in group G (P=0.003). All complications were treated easily with no adverse sequelae.
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