Journal article

Intravenous fluid to prevent hypotension in patients undergoing elective colonoscopy

K Leslie, T Tay, E Neo

ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE | AUSTRALIAN SOC ANAESTHETISTS | Published : 2006

Abstract

Colonoscopy may be associated with hypotension during sedation leading to postoperative morbidity. However, no treatment is proven to ameliorate intraoperative hypotension for this procedure. We therefore conducted a randomized trial to determine the effect of intravenous fluid infusion on the incidence of hypotension during sedation for colonoscopy. With institutional approval, 160 patients presenting for elective colonoscopy were randomized to 1.5 ml/kg or 15 ml/kg Hartmann's solution before colonoscopy. All observers were blind to group allocation. The incidence of hypotension during sedation (29% vs 25%; P=0.59) and postoperative morbidity (nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness and dizz..

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