Aim: To examine whether there is any benefit from adding remifentanil to propofol during anesthesia for EUS. Methods: Anesthesia conditions and the incidence of complications were compared when propofol vs propofol/remifentanil anesthesia were used for EUS. Results: There was a trend for better anesthesia conditions and lower incidence of complications when propofol was used alone. The difference between the two groups, however, was not statistically significant. Conclusion: Combining remifentanil with propofol during anesthesia for EUS does not produce better conditions or lower incidence of complications than using propofol alone.
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|Published - Oct 1 2012
- Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine