Conscious sedation for minor gynecologic surgery in the ambulatory patient. A pilot study

Sylvan M. Shane, Lynn J. Speedie, Laura Rao, Ernst Niedermeyer, Robert McPherson

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Abstract

A conscious sedation regimen consisting of alphaprodine, hydroxyzine, and methohexital together with intensive behavior modification was evaluated in an open pilot study for patients undergoing minor gynecologic surgery. This combination was found to result in hemodynamic stability, satisfactory patient compliance, and patient and surgeon acceptance. Patients were unable to recognize words taught to them just after drugs were administered. Electroencephalogram (EEG) changes seen in general anesthesia or deep sedation were not found in the EEG records of a subset of patients. These findings suggest that conscious sedation can provide adequate relief of pain and anxiety for minor gynecologic procedures when local anesthesia can achieve only partial pain relief.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-214
Number of pages4
JournalAnesthesia Progress
Volume34
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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    Shane, S. M., Speedie, L. J., Rao, L., Niedermeyer, E., & McPherson, R. (1987). Conscious sedation for minor gynecologic surgery in the ambulatory patient. A pilot study. Anesthesia Progress, 34(6), 211-214.