Safety of Conscious Sedation in Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography

2018 Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons  
Objective: To assess the safety of conscious sedation in patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreaticography (ERCP). Methodology: All patients underwent ERCP procedure under midazolam and/or nalbuphine were included. Safety was assessed by monitoring the hemodynamics and complications during procedure till discharge from hospital. SPSS version 20 was used for descriptive analysis. Results: A total of 550 procedures were enrolled for the study. The mean age of the patients was
more » ... f the patients was 50.85 ±15.66 years. There were 197 (35.8%) males. Out of 550 procedures, only 2 (0.4%) reported complications. The study reports a success rate of 531 (96.5%) procedures who underwent ERCP with conscious sedation. Only 19 (3.5%) cases could not be completed successfully under conscious sedation and were converted to general aneasthesia. Conclusion: The present study shows that ERCP technique is safe under conscious sedation as it delivers balanced tranquillity.
doi:10.29271/jcpsp.2018.12.950 fatcat:fwhsoo4s6zad5h3kzjgbyj7n6i