Gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures are the most important diagnostic and therapeutic tools in pediatric gastroenterology. In order to avoid pain and ensure safety, the endoscopy is performed in most of the cases under sedation or general anesthesia. Protocols may include use of different molecules with combined analgesic effects. Even though it is preferable to perform sedation by anesthesiologist, many recent data support the sedation by non-anesthesiologist as personnel with specialized and appropriate training.
KeywordsGastrointestinal endoscopy Sedatives Anesthetics Pediatrics
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