Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2010; 23(1): 014-020
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1247852
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Sedation, Analgesia, and Monitoring

Travis F. Wiggins1 , Abdul S. Khan1 , Nathaniel S. Winstead1 , 2
  • 1Department of Gastroenterology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2Department of Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Publication Date:
09 March 2010 (online)


Endoscopic procedures are common and sedation is frequently used to minimize anxiety and discomfort, reduce the potential for physical injury during the procedure, and improve overall patient tolerability and satisfaction. In this article, the authors review the variety of options for sedation and analgesia available to the gastroenterologist or surgical endoscopist.


Nathaniel S WinsteadM.D. 

Department of Gastroenterology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation

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