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Review of propofol and auxiliary medications used for sedation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20679780     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sedative-hypnotic propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) is being increasingly used for sedation during painful diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in adults and children. The purpose of this article is to present a general overview of the use of propofol for endoscopic sedation. Advantages and disadvantages of using propofol for sedation, as well as its pharmacokinetics, preparation for use, dosing for endoscopic sedation, auxiliary sedative and analgesic medication options, methods of administering, adverse effects with interventions, recovery, and patient-physician satisfaction are discussed. Finally, next steps necessary to optimize future use of propofol are suggested.
Marsha L Ellett
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1538-9766     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastroenterol Nurs     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-03     Completed Date:  2010-11-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8915377     Medline TA:  Gastroenterol Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-95; quiz 296-7     Citation Subset:  N    
Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adjuvants, Anesthesia
Age Factors
Endoscopy / methods*
Hypnotics and Sedatives / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  pharmacokinetics,  therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Propofol / administration & dosage,  adverse effects,  pharmacokinetics,  therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adjuvants, Anesthesia; 0/Hypnotics and Sedatives; 2078-54-8/Propofol

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