Sedazione endovenosa con Propofol in un gruppo di pazienti pediatrici sottoposti a broncoscopia flessibile

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of propofol sedation in a group of pediatric patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy procedure

Luca Tortorolo, Luigi Viola, Arianna Langer, Giancarlo Polidori

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Abstract

Flexible bronchoscopy has become an useful diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in pediatric age during spontaneous breathing, requiring only light analgesia and mild sedation. Objectives: Evaluation of efficiency, safety and efficacy of I.V. Propofol administration as sedative agent in a population of pediatric patients. Methods: We selected in this study a population of pediatric patients, including children under 3 years of age, undergoing flexible bronchoscopy during spontaneous breathing. Results: Bronchoscopy was completed successfully reaching an adequate sedation level with a mean induction dose of 1.2 mg/kg of Propofol. Decreases of blood pressure were well controlled with I.V. fluid infusions. One case of hypertension pneumothorax was registered. Conclusions: Propofol may be an effective drug for sedation in pediatric patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy procedure. It is considered safe only in a monitored environment.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of propofol sedation in a group of pediatric patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy procedure
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)324-330
Number of pages7
JournalActa Anaesthesiologica Italica / Anaesthesia and Intensive Care in Italy
Volume55
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pediatric age
  • Propofol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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