Sedation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures in the Elderly: Getting Safer but Still Not Nearly Safe Enough

Lord, David, Bell, G. D., Gray, A, Quine, A, Bowles, J, Romaya, C, De La Iglesia, Beatriz, Reynolds, Alan and Rayward-Smith, Vic (2006) Sedation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Procedures in the Elderly: Getting Safer but Still Not Nearly Safe Enough. The British Society of Gastroenterology Website.

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Abstract

Previously published UK reports showed that excessively large doses of benzodiazepines and opiates were being commonly used to sedate elderly patients for gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy. This unsafe practice has lead to avoidable morbidity and mortality. We have taken the opportunity provided by recent reports to examine whether GI endoscopy sedation practice in the elderly has improved in the light of this evidence and the publication of guidelines in which specific recommendations on sedation dosage are given.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Computing Sciences
Depositing User: David Lord
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2013 04:57
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2020 23:43
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/21443
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