Randomized clinical trial of Entonox ® versus midazolam-fentanyl sedation for colonoscopy
Maslekar, S.; Gardiner, A.; Hughes, M.; Culbert, B.; Duthie, G. S.
G. S. Duthie
Background: Intravenous sedation for colonoscopy is associated with cardiorespiratory complications and delayed recovery. The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to compare the efficacy of Entonox ® (50 per cent nitrous oxide and 50 per cent oxygen) and intravenous sedation using midazolam-fentanyl for colonoscopy. Methods: Some 131 patients undergoing elective colonoscopy were included. Patients completed a Hospital Anxiety and Depression questionnaire, letter cancellation tests and pain scores on a 100-mm visual analogue scale before, immediately after the procedure and at discharge. They also completed a satisfaction survey at discharge and 24 h after the procedure. Results: Sixty-five patients were randomized to receive Entonox ® and 66 to midazolam-fentanyl. Completion rates were similar (94 versus 92 per cent respectively; P = 0.513). Patients receiving Entonox ® had a shorter time to discharge. They reported significantly less pain (mean score 16.7 versus 40.1; P < 0.001), and showed better recovery of psychomotor function immediately after the procedure and at discharge. Patient satisfaction was higher among patients who received Entonox ® (median score 96 versus 89; P = 0.001). Conclusion: Entonox ® provides better pain relief and faster recovery than midazolam-fentanyl and so is more effective for colonoscopy. Registration number: ISRCTN81142957 (http://www.controlled-trials.com).
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||British journal of surgery|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Maslekar, S., Gardiner, A., Hughes, M., Culbert, B., & Duthie, G. S. (2009). Randomized clinical trial of Entonox ® versus midazolam-fentanyl sedation for colonoscopy. British journal of surgery : BJS, 96(4), 361-368. doi:10.1002/bjs.6467|
|Keywords||REF 2014 submission**|
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