Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-22

Modified sevoflurane-based sedation technique versus propofol sedation technique: A randomized-controlled study

Department of Anesthesia, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Lecturer of Anesthesia, Anesthesia Department, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Syaed El Ahl
Department of Anesthesia, Burjeel Hospital, El Najda Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.146265

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Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sevoflurane-based sedation technique for colonoscopy in geriatric patients as compared with that using propofol. Materials and Methods: Sixty elderly patients, who were scheduled for colonoscopy, participated in this controlled prospective study and were randomly allocated into two groups; P and S. The patients were sedated using either propofol in P group or sevoflurane in S group. Complications (including apnea, the need for airway intervention, occurrence of general anesthesia [GA], hemodynamic instability and others), the fentanyl requirement and the times of the procedure, recovery, and discharge were recorded in both groups. Results: The patients in P group had more frequent apnea attacks, need for airway intervention and occurrence of GA compared to the patients in S group. However, both groups were comparable regarding the other measured variables. Conclusion: For geriatric colonoscopy, sevoflurane can provide safe and effective sedation alternative to propofol.

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