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Fentanyl and diazepam in endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7048037     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To compare the effect of fentanyl, a short-acting narcotic analgesic, with that of diazepam as intravenous premedication for endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract, we allocated at random 200 consecutive outpatients requiring elective endoscopy to receive either fentanyl or diazepam; the procedure was evaluated both by the endoscopist and by the patient. The endoscopists' opinion of the ease of the procedure was significantly better for the group of patients who received fentanyl than for the group who received diazepam (P less than 0.001). The patients' opinion of the procedure was not influenced by the premedication used. No serious side effects were observed in either patient group. We concluded that fentanyl has significant advantages over diazepam as premedication for endoscopy of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
M J Stephens; P R Gibson; A W Jakobovits; G L Metz; F J Dudley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Australia     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0025-729X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Aust.     Publication Date:  1982 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-17     Completed Date:  1982-09-17     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400714     Medline TA:  Med J Aust     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  419-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic
Diazepam / therapeutic use*
Digestive System*
Endoscopy* / adverse effects
Fentanyl / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
437-38-7/Fentanyl; 439-14-5/Diazepam

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