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what method should be used to monitor a patient under moderate sedation

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
3 means: Hi. there are fundamentally 3 means to assess blood sugar. Finger stick blood glucose is the old standard, around since about 1980. A1c reflects a rou ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Monitoring glucose: Monitoring glucose depends on what type and degree of diabetes you have. If you are type 1 - unlikely in the 40's - you will need insulin all day, eve ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Possibly: It is possible for anesthetic agents to cause temporary urinary retention, particularly in older males with large prostates.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Sedation: Probably the two most popular durgs to use for concious sedation are propofol or versed. Propofol is usually dosed around 100mg for a 100lb male. Ver ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Strong med: Fentanyl is a very potent opiate pain med and I wouldn't advise using it for a procedure unless you are already on it, and familiar with dosage and ha ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: The metabolites will be available in the urine in trace but measurable quantities. The exact duration of detectability depends on the exact drug being ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Ernest
10 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe look elsewhere: Your doctor should maintain levels of professionalism at all times, even in a situation where you as the patient are sedated. I would be concerned gi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
21 years experience Anesthesiology
Surgery: Have a caregiver to drive you home. No driving until the next day. No solid food 6 hrs before sedation.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Sibert
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Not in right dose: Local anesthesia is injected to cause numbness in a small area of the body, such as around a tooth before dental work. In proper doses, it causes no s ... Read More
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
23 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Extreme but doable: Sedation for urinary catheterization is a bit extreme but if absoultely necessary could be done.
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