Comparison of propofol vs. Propofol/ remifentanil anesthesia in upper GI endoscopic ultrasound examination (EUS)

M. S. Hannallah, M. David, J. Carroll, N. Haddad, A. Charabaty, F. Barton

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Abstract

Aim: To examine whether there is any benefit from adding remifentanil to propofol during anesthesia for EUS. Methods: Anesthesia conditions and the incidence of complications were compared when propofol vs propofol/remifentanil anesthesia were used for EUS. Results: There was a trend for better anesthesia conditions and lower incidence of complications when propofol was used alone. The difference between the two groups, however, was not statistically significant. Conclusion: Combining remifentanil with propofol during anesthesia for EUS does not produce better conditions or lower incidence of complications than using propofol alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-44
Number of pages3
JournalAmbulatory Surgery
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Anesthesia
  • Propofol
  • Remifentanil
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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