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How effective are the sedatives used during dental procedures?

How effective are the sedatives used during dental procedures?

Depends: Effectiveness depends on the level of patient anxiety, the drug or drug combination used, the dosage, the length of the procedure and the stimulation caused by the procedure. All of these must be factored in when selecting an appropriate sedation. Consult with your dentist, physician or anesthesiologist for recommendations. Never self medicate. ...Read more

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Sedative (Definition)

A sedative is a medication that induces calm, relaxation, and usually, decreases anxiety. Sedatives - especially at higher doses - can induce sleep. The sleep-inducing attribute is more correctly called "hypnotic". Not surprisingly, most medications produce more than one specific effect. Therefore, one sedative may dominate in the reduction of anxiety and ...Read more


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Is anesthesia used during a cardiac catheterization?

Is anesthesia used during a cardiac catheterization?

Yes : Most of cardiac catheterizations in usa are perform by sedation by non-anesthesia trained personnel. Mostly register nurses. Few use monitor anesthesia care. Variability between medical centers. ...Read more

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Can diprivan use fatal complications during anesthesia?

Can diprivan use fatal complications during anesthesia?

It Depends: Propofol is one of the best anesthtics although any medication has its own side effects. ...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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What sedatives are used before a gastroscopy procedure?

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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Is anesthesia used during knee arthroscopy?

Is anesthesia used during knee arthroscopy?

Yes: Your options are general, spinal, or local with sedation. Discuss with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

Pain from procedure: Shock waves are typically applied through an interface brought into direct contact with the skin of the flank region on the side of interest. When shock waves are delivered, they can be quite uncomfortable. Anesthesia is needed to keep the patient comfortable, but also to help the patient stay still so that the shock waves can remain focused on the stone to maximize the chances of fragmenting it ...Read more

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Is kristaloose oral solution used to relieve constipation safe tobuse during first trimester?

Is kristaloose oral solution used to relieve constipation safe tobuse during first trimester?

Should be OK: But the best thing to do with any questions about pregnancy is to address them to the doctor who will be delivering your baby. They are in the best position to provide advice and it is always helpful to doctors to know what is happening to their patients. ...Read more

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How common is vomiting during anesthesia induction?

How common is vomiting during anesthesia induction?

Not common: If the surgery is scheduled in advance ("elective surgery") so that a patient has been able to not eat anything for 8 hours, vomiting during induction of anesthesia is unlikely. And if it occurs, there should be very little volume of vomit and no food pieces, which makes it much less dangerous. However, there are medical conditions and medications that make the risk higher. ...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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Nitrous oxide and Valium can be used in conjunction?

Nitrous oxide and Valium can be used in conjunction?

Yes.: I am assuming this is for a dental appointment or some similar medical reason and not for recreation. It is only safe under the supervision of a trained medico. Partying with nitrous oxide can result in brain damage or even death because no one is making sure you get enough oxygen! ...Read more

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Why an opiod antagonist be used before, during or after a surgical procedure?

Why an opiod antagonist be used before, during or after a surgical procedure?

Recovery: An opiod antagonist would not be used before surgery unless a person arrived impaired with hypoventilation from too much narcotics they took at home. I do not believe it would be used during surgery either. Postoperative use would be reserved for possible narcotic effect on the patient's respiratory abilities on recovering from the anesthetic after completion of the operation. ...Read more

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Can chloral hydrate (c2h3cl3o2) be used as a sedative and hypnotic?

Can chloral hydrate (c2h3cl3o2) be used as a sedative and hypnotic?

Yes: That's its main purpose. It's not in wide use today, except as a sedative for eegs (it's one of few sedatives that leave brainwaves intact). Better and safer sedatives like benzodiazepines (valium, ativan) have supplanted chloral hydrate. Have you heard the expression "slipped him a mickey"? That came from the practice of putting Chloral Hydrate drops in someone's drink to knock them out. ...Read more

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What is the medication used to induce twilight sleep in cataract suregery?

What is the medication used to induce twilight sleep in cataract suregery?

Anesthetics for Cat: Depending on the anesthesiologist and eyeMD, the most common systemic anesthetics used for cataract surgery are: IV fentanyl and midazolam, 5 to 10 mg of diazepam, titration of propofol in divided doses. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nitrous oxide during labor?

Is it safe to use nitrous oxide during labor?

Ask your Dr.: I would not recommend it, but i would consult your dr. Even though nitrous oxide is fairly safe, don't take chances! ...Read more

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For extreme nervous patients undergoing a c section, is general anesthesia better or taking a light sedative? Can sedative be given before spinal?

For extreme nervous patients undergoing a c section, is general anesthesia better or taking a light sedative? Can sedative be given before spinal?

C-section : Safety is a priority and regional anesthesia is safer for c-sections. Patient can be sedated with versed if it is nessasary. General anesthesia is rarely done, mostly for emergencies , for failed regionals or debilitated patients, who can not cooperate. Effects of sedatives can be reversed in newborn in rare situations where it becomes nessasary. ...Read more

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What should a patient expect during a lithotripsy treatment?

What should a patient expect during a lithotripsy treatment?

Several things: You will usually be put to sleep and the treatment will happen. After treatment you will have some pain on the treated side. ...Read more

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What medications are administered for lithotripsy (before/during/prescribed after)?

Meds: before; flomax (tamsulosin) (or equivalent meds), may be an anxiolytic or non steroidal anti inflammatory pain medication. After: flomax (tamsulosin) (or equivalent) and NSAID if needed. The only other new med(s) depend on the stone analysis ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lithotripsy?

Shock waves : It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass out with the urine. ...Read more

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Is there a shot or an i.V. Involved when doing a lithotripsy?

Yes: You receive intravenous sedation (and be glad that it's available!). ...Read more

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Which is worse a dandc or lithotripsy ? I'm scared bc I have a dandc thursday.I survived a lithotripsy .

Neither is Worse: Cancer is worse, car accidents are worse, strokes, heart attacks and dementia are worse. I assume doctors have done d;c for hundreds of years. With modern medical care they are very safe. So is lithotripsy. But all procedures carry some risk. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. U know what is probably the riskiest thing? Driving to the hospital on the public highway. ...Read more

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Can a lithotripsy cause an svt?

Can a lithotripsy cause an svt?

Possible, but rare.: Shock wave lithotripsy (swl) is a technology that uses focused sound waves to fragment kidney stones. These impulses have been shown to cause some disturbances of heart rhythm, usually provoking premature beats. These machines are now "gated", meaning that a simultaneous ekg delivers pulses at the safest moment of the cardiac cycle. Svt with eswl has been described in the literature, but is rare. ...Read more

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Can lithotripsy treatment have any complications?

Can lithotripsy treatment have any complications?

Yes, like any other.: Lithotripsy is a generally safe and well tolerated procedure. Tens of thousands of these procedures are performed in the U.S. Annually. If the patient has health problems, or the stone is large and dense, complication rates may increase. Bleeding, infection, failure to pass stone fragments, blockage of the kidney requiring additional procedures, and pain are some of the possible complications. ...Read more

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How long can a stent be left in after a lithotripsy?

How long can a stent be left in after a lithotripsy?

Depends.: Depending on the amount of stone debris you have in your kidney's urine collecting system (called the renal calyces and the renal pelvis) and the ureter. Your Urologist may take the stent out in a few days to a few weeks. The stents have to be changed periodically, so they don't become blocked. ...Read more

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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) - how long for recovery?

Vary...: Do you mean get over eswl-related discomfort or total post-eswl stone/fragment passage? For post-eswl discomfort, it may highly vary, days to weeks, depending on what you're and how your body/kidney responds to eswl. For stone/fragment passage, it may take 1 week to months, depending on the load ; density of stones and the eswl effectiveness to disintegrate them; it may take 1 week to months, or.. ...Read more

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Whats extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy? Is it painful and do they put you to sleep?

Kidney stones: Eswl uses high-energy shock waves produced by an electrical discharge, which are transmitted through water and directly focused onto a renal or ureteral stone with the aid of fluoroscopy. The change in tissue density between the soft tissues of the kidney and the hard stone results in a release of energy at the stone surface, which fragments the stone. The patient is sedated or anesthetized. ...Read more

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I just had lithotripsy for an 8 mm stone. Another stone at 5 mm remains. Should it be removed? If so, what is the wait time between lithotripsies?

Ask your MD: If you're taking tamsulosin, you should pass that fragment without surgery. 6 weeks before you should get another lithotripsy. Your urologist also may do a ureteroscopy this time for improved chances of clearing that fragment. ...Read more

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4 days after lithotripsy for 1 8 mm stone (still have another) and haven't passed any fragments. Possible or could the stone been blasted so finely?

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May be...: Dod you mean eswl or lithotripsy through urethra ot bladder up to ureter/kidney? The post-rx sand/fragment passage may behave somewhat different. The size of sand/fragment after eswl highly varies depending on stone hardness; the ones after transurethral tends to be coarser. But, not seeing sands / fragments 4 days after either may be not unusual; so, don't worry, but take a kub as post-rx f/u... ...Read more

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What are some advantages of lithotripsy?

Quicker recovery: In the old days, we did open surgery for stones where we made an incision and removed the stone. You were typically in the hospital a few days and had to recover from the incision. With eswl, you are normally treated as an outpatient and able to return to work in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Anyone had lithotripsy done? What should I do?

Anyone had lithotripsy done? What should I do?

ESWL: Eswl treatment is performed under sedation on an outpatient basis. There will be some mild post-procedure discomfort and some blood in the urine. Passage of fragments may cause pain requiring narcotic analgesia. ...Read more

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Why is it that they put you under for a lithotripsy?

Minimize distress: Lithotripsy requires intubations through delicate and sensitive areas. These can be painful and there is enhanced pain from the inflammation of the kidney/ureteral stone. Also the instrument has to be carefully aimed to just fragment the stone and minimize damage to the normal tissue and this is more easily achieved while the patient is under anesthesia. ...Read more

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What is lithotripsy surgery?

What is lithotripsy surgery?

Treatment of stones.: Lithotripsy is the process by which stones in the urinary tract are broken into small fragments. 'lithotripsy surgery' are procedures where small instruments are used to deliver mechanical, electro-hydraulic, or laser disruption of stones. Access is gained through the bladder (cystoscopy, ureteroscopy), a small flank incision (pcnl), or sometimes by laparoscopy. ...Read more

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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more