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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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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 generlac used as a prep for colonoscopy?

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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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 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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Anaesthetists, does cannabis interact with agents used for EGD under GA? I use it medicinally as an antiemetic and orexigenic currently. Vaporised.

Anaesthetists, does cannabis interact with agents used for EGD under GA? I use it medicinally as an antiemetic and orexigenic currently. Vaporised.

Cannabis vs GA: No worries,, Just make sure you tell the Anesthesiologist / anesthetist your medicine history precisely. The Anesthesiologist will make any necessary adjustments in the medicines he/she will use for the anesthetic they will administer. ...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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Can propofol be used for status epileptus?

Can propofol be used for status epileptus?

Maybe: Propofol can be used in combination with other medicines for status epilepticus. Typically it is not a first line agent to stop a seizure or status epilepticus. If it has gotten to the point where Propofol is being employed, then the patient is likely in an ICU and multiple agents have already been tried. ...Read more

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Of three anti-emetics (ativan, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and zofran) used on a pediatric oncology floor, why is ativan used?

Of three anti-emetics (ativan, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and zofran) used on a pediatric oncology floor, why is ativan used?

It works for some: Each of the three drugs you listed work by targeting a different mechanism to help battle chemotherapy-induced nausea. It is not uncommon for a patient to require a schedule of all three, depending on the chemo being administered and the individual patient. Ativan can help with anxiety, but it is also an anti-emetic. Reglan (metoclopramide) is also commonly given with Benadryl to help fight nausea. ...Read more

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Propofol,versed,fatanyl given. together for colonoscopy is this general anesthesia or a strong sedative. If so which is safer? I

Propofol,versed,fatanyl given. together for colonoscopy is this general anesthesia or a strong sedative. If so which is safer? I

They are both safe: These drugs can be used as sedation OR general anesthesia. It is determined by the amounts given and the patient's physiologic response. Both general anesthesia and conscious sedation are safe in the hands of a competent anesthesia provider who takes in account the patient's medical history, medications and physical condition. ...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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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

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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 sedative is used for colonoscopy that stars with a v? Forget what the doc told me.

V sedation drugs: Probably versed, could be valium as well. I like valium for conscious sedation, but it lasts quite a while. ...Read more

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Propofol,versed,fatanyl given. together for colonoscopy is this general anesthesia or a strong sedative. If so which is safer? I

They are both safe: These drugs can be used as sedation OR general anesthesia. It is determined by the amounts given and the patient's physiologic response. Both general anesthesia and conscious sedation are safe in the hands of a competent anesthesia provider who takes in account the patient's medical history, medications and physical condition. ...Read more

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Been given conflicting information about breast feeding after a colonoacopy. Is there a sedative that would allow me to or do I need to wait 24 hr?

Been given conflicting information about breast feeding after a colonoacopy. Is there a sedative that would allow me to or do I need to wait 24 hr?

Best to pump 1st: Most of the usually used sedatives, e.g. Midazolam, propofol, and narcotics, e.g. Fentanyl are out of the system within several hours. To be on the safe side, best to pump a supply beforehand. And wait 24 hours. ...Read more

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What is used to sterilize colonoscopy equipment?

Scope sterilizer: Most scopes are sterilized by a combination of heat, pressure and chemical agents to kill all bacteria, viruses and infectious agents--a thorough brushing is also usually included to remove any debris collected in biopsy channels for example. Ask your doc to explain if you have worries, but transmission of infections is very rare if proper technique is used! ...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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Can the lithotomy position be used for a colonoscopy?

Can the lithotomy position be used for a colonoscopy?

Any position can...: ...Be used for a colonoscopy, and often the patient is turned during the exam to facilitate scope excursion ; to optimize visualization. Please discuss with your colonoscopist what starting point is his preference ; what positions you may not be able to tolerate. Remember, however, two things: 1) you will be sedated; 2) safety and comfort are your doctor's priority. ...Read more

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What is the drug doctors used on me that makes me forget things. After colonoscopy.

What is the drug doctors used on me that makes me forget things. After colonoscopy.

Probably...: ...Versed, but for a truly accurate answer, call your doctor's office and ask the nurse to read you what sedation was provided. ...Read more

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Regarding a colonoscopy, i understand there is a ranking # that is used to track dr's. Procedure outcome on finding polyps?

Regarding a colonoscopy, i understand there is a ranking # that is used to track dr's. Procedure outcome on finding polyps?

Adenoma detection: Adenoma detection rate is the standard you are thinking of (different from polyp detection rate as not all polyps are adenomatous, or precancerous). The minimum standard is around 25 percent for average risk screening colonoscopies, though many groups, like ours, achieve rates closer to 40%. These rates are usually self reported and take a bit of work to compile, so not everyone reports them. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy?

What is a colonoscopy?

Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read more

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Do colonoscopies hurt?

No: Colonoscopy is usually performed with some form of sedation and if done correctly you should not feel anything or remember anything. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy like?

A simple test: After appropriate colon preparation at home, arrive at the endoscopy center, change into a gown & IV is inserted. Once in the procedure room, final consent is obtained, IV sedation is given (there are options here--some patients choose no sedation, others want to be "out cold"), & a thin flexible tube with video camera is inserted per rectum & advanced, taking pictures, biopsies, & therapeutics. ...Read more

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How to prep for a colonoscopy?

Lots of options: There are a lot of different regimens for doing a colonoscopy prep. It depends on your gastroenterologist what they prefer. Ultimate what they want is a clean prep, so you should not have any stool in your colon when they look. You will have a sense of whether your prep is complete when you look in the toilet bowl and you shouldn't see any solid material left. ...Read more

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What results from colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy: This is a good screening tool used for the appropriate age group in screening for colon cancer. ...Read more

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Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Do I really need a colonoscopy?

Age: When either 45 or 50 yrs old or of bleeding or other symptoms also pending family history. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy: what can I expect?

Not bad: The most annoying part is the bowel cleanout the day before. You have to drink a fluid that makes you have enough bowel movements until your stool becomes clear. The colonoscopy procedure itself is usually easy. When you go home you will have some abdominal discomfort and bloating. Sometimes you can have a little rectal bleeding as well. ...Read more

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What may appear in a colonoscopy?

Pretty much anything: Colonoscopies are mostly done for screening, looking for polyps which may be pre-cancerous, thus removing them in essence prevents a cancer. Colonoscopies are also done to evaluate for other problems, like diverticulosis, hemorrhoid bleeding, changes in bowels which may be from comparatively benign conditions, but infectious diseases, inflammatory diseases and other colon problems may be found too. ...Read more

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When should I start colonoscopies?

When should I start colonoscopies?

50 unless...: The general guideline is age 50, but there are exceptions to that rule. For example, family history of colon cancer can move up the schedule. ...Read more

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How can you die from a colonoscopy?

How can you die from a colonoscopy?

Unlikely: Dying during a colonoscopy or because of one is a very rare event. The risk of a perforation or hole during a colonoscopy is about 1/1500. The risks of dying would increase if one had a perforation that was not noticed. Also there is a risk of having complications from the sedation. One could stop breathing from over sedation which could lead to death, again, a rare event. ...Read more

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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