Sedation and the technical performance of colonoscopy

Douglas K. Rex, Hesham K. Khalfan

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The technical performance of colonoscopy differs substantially between unsedated patients and patients with moderate and deep sedation. A skilled colonoscopist should be able to perform unsedated colonoscopy and provide colonoscopy with either moderate or deep sedation, as is best suited for the individual patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-672
Number of pages12
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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