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Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Sedation: Not on me. Knee surgery is much more involved than the colonoscopy. Give me the good stuff for the knee surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Yes : And that may be sufficient. In my opinion, deep sedation and monitoring provided by an anesthesiologist is more comfortable, effective, efficient and safer paradigm. ...Read more

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Is IV sedation for dental work safe for a child?

Is IV sedation for dental work safe for a child?

Common: In the hands of an experienced pediatric anesthesiologist, IV sedation is quite safe. ...Read more

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How is sedation used for refractory vomiting?

How is sedation used for refractory vomiting?

No sedation: Sedation is not used for refractory vomiting as there would be danger of the sedated patient aspirating her vomitus which could be lethal. Rather, antiemetics and/or nasogastric intubation are used. We try not to sedate the patient or induce drowsiness unless a nasogastric tube is draining the stomach contents. ...Read more

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Is generlac used as a prep for colonoscopy?

Any laxative can!: The goal of the prep is to eliminate stool. Diet plays an important role- avoiding fruits and vegetables for a couple of days helps. Then the laxatives come in. Everyone is different in response to laxatives. Doctors find "preps" they like- if you follow their instructions, you should have a complete exam. ...Read more

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Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Yes: There are many kinds of prep ; they are necessary and safe. ...Read more

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What sedatives are used before a gastroscopy procedure?

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What sedatives are used before a  gastroscopy procedure?

Sedatives: Mild sedatives are usually used for minor scope procedure, along with local anesthetic spray to throat to get the scope to go in without discomfort. ...Read more

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Do doctors use propofol for a colonoscopy?

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Do doctors use  propofol for a colonoscopy?

Yes: Propofol can be used, many times this requires an additional physician, an anesthesiologist or anesthetist. Sedation by the endoscopist is also accomplished by using versed and fentanyl. Options vary among endoscopists and hospitals. ...Read more

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Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?

Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?  Any risks?

Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...Read more

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What dose of Valium is usually used for sedation during procedures?

What dose of Valium is usually used for sedation during procedures?

Usually 5-10mg IV: Hope that answers your question. If taken orally, the dose is the same, but you don't get the amnesia effect that you get from it iv. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can fentenyl be used in sedation for MRI instead of benzodiazapans for adult patient ?

Can fentenyl be used in sedation for MRI    instead of benzodiazapans  for adult patient ?

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 have significant pain. If you have left over meds from prior surgery, taking it again could kill you as you no longer have the same tolerance. This is how opiate abusers accidentally overdose after a period of abstinence. ...Read more

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Is concious sedetion for a colonoscopy not recommended for people w anxiety disorder? Full sedation best? Propofol ?

Is concious  sedetion for a colonoscopy not recommended for people w anxiety disorder? Full sedation best? Propofol ?

Conscious sedation: Is safer and relaxes you so you do not remember the the procedure. You are in a twilight type sleep during the procedure so it is fine with anxiety. ...Read more

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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

IV Sedation: is highly recommended for complete comfort. It puts you at ease and makes the surgical placement of dental implants far less threatening. ...Read more

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Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) used for any medical purpose except colonoscopy prep?

Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) used for any medical purpose except colonoscopy prep?

Maybe: Some gastroenterologist use it to treat chronic constipation by dosing a glass or two per day. However, it is commercially available over the counter as mirilax or glycolax. ...Read more

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Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Not normally: Not normally. Most extractions under IV sedation do not require intubation. Even if intubation is required in select cases, there are other medications that can be used to accomplish this safely. ...Read more

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How to use Suprep Bowel Prep Kit for patient. Colonoscopy.

How to use Suprep Bowel Prep Kit for patient. Colonoscopy.

Here's helpful link: ...and video: http://www.suprepkit.com/dose-instruction.htm (in English and Spanish versions) ...Read more

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What order are versed, fentanyl, and diprivan given for dental surgery?

Depends: But usually versed first, then fentanyl and then diprivan. Order can vary for a number of reasons and conditions. ...Read more

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What doseage of propofol should be given for light sedation?

What doseage of propofol should be given  for light sedation?

Small amounts: It would be hard to use Propofol for light sedation. It is the drug we reach for when requiring deep sedation which means that the patient is not responsive to verbal stimuli. There is a fine line between deep sedation and general anesthesia ( airway is easily obstructed unless someone is there to maintain patency). One can look up dosages but everyone is different and require different amounts. ...Read more

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Chronic codeine use for years and general anesthesia safety?

Chronic codeine use for years and general anesthesia safety?

No problem,unless: It has harmed your body, you'll need increased narcotic dosages for analgesia and maybe alternatives like Toradol ...Read more