Journal article

Sedation practices for routine gastrointestinal endoscopy: a systematic review of recommendations

Fahima Dossa, Olivia Megetto, Mafo Yakubu, David DQ Zhang, Nancy N Baxter

BMC Gastroenterology | BMC | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Sedation is commonly used in gastrointestinal endoscopy; however, considerable variability in sedation practices has been reported. The objective of this review was to identify and synthesize existing recommendations on sedation practices for routine gastrointestinal endoscopy procedures. METHODS: We systematically reviewed guidelines and position statements identified through a search of PubMed, guidelines databases, and websites of relevant professional associations from January 1, 2005 to May 10, 2019. We included English-language guidelines/position statements with recommendations relating to sedation for adults undergoing routine gastrointestinal endoscopy. Documents with gu..

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Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant (no. 14870) and with the support of Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) through in-kind contributions. The opinions, results, views, and conclusions reported in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) or CIHR. No endorsement by Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) or CIHR is intended or should be inferred.