Intravenous Sedation for Pediatric Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in a Developing Country

Somchai Amornyotin
  • July 2011, InTech
  • DOI: 10.5772/21894

Intravenous Sedation for Pediatric GIE in a Developing Country

What is it about?

The field of pediatric sedation and analgesia has evolved over the past two decades. The growing number of pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures requiring sedation and analgesia are recognized even in developing countries. It is well accepted that children undergoing diagnostic and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures should receive sedation and/or anesthesia.

Why is it important?

Nevertheless, considerable practice variation prevails. The ability to provide safe and effective sedation and analgesia is an important skill for physicians involved in pediatric patients. Children are more prone to anxiety in the acute setting. Procedural sedation and analgesia is the use of sedative, analgesic and dissociate drugs to provide anxiolysis, analgesia, sedation and motor control during painful and unpleasant procedures.


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

Intravenous sedation for pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopic procedure is ubiquitous in any hospital that cares for children and depending on the institution and country. The developing countries have no their practice guidelines.

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