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The rate of adverse events during IV conscious sedation.
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PMID:  23032244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Conscious sedation has become an integral part of dentistry; it is often used to reduce anxiety or fear in some patients during oral surgery, periodontal surgery, implant placement, and general dentistry procedures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the frequency of adverse events during IV conscious sedation provided by credentialed general dentists and periodontists in the United States Air Force (USAF). Sedation clinical records (Air Force Form 1417) from calendar year 2009 were requested from all USAF bases. A total of 1,468 records were reviewed and 19 adverse events were noted in 17 patients. IV complication (infiltration) was the most common adverse event. The overall adverse event rate was 1.3 per 100 patients treated. The results of this study show that moderate sedation provided by general dentists and periodontists in the USAF has a low incidence of adverse events, and conscious sedation remains a viable option for providers for the reduction of anxiety in select patients.
Nathan T Schwamburger; Raymond H Hancock; Chol H Chong; Grant R Hartup; Kraig S Vandewalle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e341-4     Citation Subset:  D    
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