Patients at higher risk for sedation-related adverse events could benefit from undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography with general endotracheal anesthesia rather than monitored anesthesia, according to research published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Vladimir M. Kushnir, MD, of the division of gastroenterology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and colleagues wrote that although the ASGE recommends anesthesia-administered sedation to be considered in all complex endoscopic procedures, there is no current standard of care regarding the type of anesthesia and airway management during ERCP.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc.
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