Journal article

Quality of recovery after gastroscopy, colonoscopy, or both endoscopic procedures: an observational pilot study

Aiden M Brumby, Johan Heiberg, TE Cindy, Colin F Royse

MINERVA ANESTESIOLOGICA | EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Gastroscopy and colonoscopy are procedures with low complication rates and patients are usually discharged few hours after the procedures. Nevertheless, postoperative cognitive decline is a common condition, is often missed, and can potentially affect patients' ability to drive and undertake other daily living activities. The primary aim was to assess the incidence of failure to recover at Day 1 after either colonoscopy, gastroscopy, or both procedures combined. METHODS: In an observational pilot study, participants of 18 years or above undergoing endoscopy procedures, including colonoscopy (reference group), gastroscopy, or both, were included. Postoperative quality of recovery ..

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