Journal article

Periprocedural analgesia and sedation in air enema reduction for intussusception: A retrospective Australian cohort study

Kenny Yeoh, Greta M Palmer, Warwick J Teague, Itay Shavit, Franz E Babl

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2020


AIM: Periprocedural analgesia or sedation for air enema reduction (AER) of intussusception is a matter of debate. We set out to review Australian periprocedural pain management in AER. METHODS: Retrospective electronic medical record review of emergency department presentations of intussusception at an Australian children's hospital over 2 years for periprocedural analgesia and sedation and short-term outcomes. RESULTS: A total of 73 patients (mean age 23 months) had ultrasound-confirmed intussusception. Prior to AER, analgesia was administered to 61 of 73 (83.5%) patients. Opioids were administered in 48 of 73 (65.8%) and 8 of 73 (11.0%) received sedation. Thirteen of 73 (17.8%, 95% confide..

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