Propofol and Fentanyl Dosing During Colonoscopy in the ElderlyPropofol and Fentanyl Dosing During Colonoscopy in the Elderly

This study examines the pharmacodynamic interaction between fentanyl and propofol when used in combination for colonoscopy in elderly patients. What is the optimal dosing regimen? BMC Anesthesiology
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The mounting pressure on the Australian healthcare system is driving a continual exploration of areas to improve patient care and access and to maximize utilization of our workforce. We hypothesized that there...
Source: Human Resources for Health - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The addition of midazolam 0.04 mg·kg as adjunct to propofol and opiate sedation for elective colonoscopy did not show evidence of any significant differences in recovery in the cognitive domain of the PostopQRS, overall quality of recovery as measured by the PostopQRS, or emergence and hospital discharge times. The use of midazolam should be determined by the anesthesiologist. PMID: 31922999 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
AbstractProviding sedation for patients undergoing gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy continues to be a debated topic in both anesthesia and gastroenterology circles. Sedation approaches are widely varied across the globe. While propofol administration is embraced by more endoscopists and patients, its administration evolves controversy. Whereas trained nurses and gastroenterologists are allowed to administer propofol for GI endoscopy sedation in Europe and Asia, it is the sole privilege of anesthesia providers in the USA. However, the costs of anesthesia providers are significant and threaten to derail the screening colonosc...
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Arican Ş, Dertli R, Dağli Ç, Hacibeyoğlu G, Koyuncu M, Topal A, Tuncer Uzun S, Asil M Abstract Background/aim; Ultrasonographic measurements of inferior vena cava (IVC) diameters and right ventricle (RV) volumes are important tools for the evaluation of intravascular volume. Current study investigates the association of IVC diameters and RV volumes before colonoscopy in prediction of post-anesthesia hypotension. Materials and methods; Seventy patients scheduled for colonoscopy were included in the study. Preoperatively, expirium (dIVC max) and inspirium (dIVC min) IVC diameters were measured usin...
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
Condition:   Anesthesia, Recovery Interventions:   Other: Colonoscopy followed by EGD;   Other: EGD followed by Colonoscopy Sponsor:   American University of Beirut Medical Center Recruiting
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Bispectral index (BIS) monitoring can positively affect cognitive performance through decreasing the use of sedative agents. We aimed to evaluate the effect of BIS monitoring on early cognitive performance among patients undergoing sedation for colonoscopy. DESIGN AND SETTING: Randomized, controlled trial in a university hospital. METHODS: 100 patients were randomized into two groups. In the monitored group (n = 50), the depth of anesthesia was monitored using the BIS, and BIS scores were maintained between 60 and 80. In the usual care group (n = 50), BIS monitoring was not performed...
Source: Sao Paulo Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Sao Paulo Med J Source Type: research
ConclusionsDespite providing the ability to more consistently sedate patients, the use of AA did not affect trainee ADR. These results on trainee ADR and sedation type suggest that the overall lack of association between AA use and ADR is applicable to the trainee setting.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Abstract In a preoperative anesthesia setting with integrated neuropsychology for individuals>64 years of age, we completed a pilot study examining the association between neurocognitive disorders with frequency of missed colonoscopies and quality of bowel preparation (prep). Gastroenterologists completed the Boston Bowel Preparation Scale (BBPS) for each patient. Of 47 older adults seen in our service, 68% met criteria for neurocognitive disorders. All individuals failing to attend the colonoscopy procedure had met criteria for major neurocognitive disorder. Poor bowel prep was also identified in 100% of indiv...
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
BACKGROUND Continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) with a CPAP machine and mask has been shown to be more effective at minimising hypoxaemia than other devices under deep sedation. However, the efficacy of a new and simple CPAP device for spontaneously breathing obese patients during colonoscopy is unknown. OBJECTIVE We hypothesised that oxygenation and ventilation in obese patients under deep sedation during colonoscopy using CPAP via a new nasal mask (SuperNO2VA) would be better than routine care with oxygen supplementation via a nasal cannula. DESIGN Randomised study. SETTING Single-centre, June 2017 to O...
Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Ventilation Source Type: research
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