Asma Samreen, Aamir Waseem, Muhammad Azam, Itrat Hussain Kazmi, Aamir Bashir, Sarmad Masud

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Comparison of Recovery Time of Propofol and Midazolam with Propofol Alone for Sedation in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

Asma Samreen, Aamir Waseem, Muhammad Azam, Itrat Hussain Kazmi, Aamir Bashir, Sarmad Masud



Background: Procedural sedation is required for multiple short duration procedures outside of the operating rooms especially in radiology and endoscopy suites. Intravenous anesthetic agent with rapid recovery profile is desirable in such circumstances. This study aims to compare two regimens of intravenous anesthetic agents.

Aim: To compare the mean recovery time of propofol and midazolam with propofol alone for sedation in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

Study Design: Randomized controlled trial.

Settings: Department of Anesthesia, Shalamar Hospital, Lahore.

Study Duration: June 2017 to December 2017.

Methods: A total of 70 adult patients aged 20-60 years undergoing ERCP under sedation were included. Patients were given a combination of propofol and midazolam in group A while propofol alone was given in group B. After procedure, pts were transferred to recovery room and were followed for assessment of recovery time. Data were analyzed in SPSS vr 21, Independent t-test was applied & p-value ≤0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Results: Significant difference was found in mean recovery time amongst both the groups. Mean recovery time in Group A (propofol and midazolam) was 19.29±4.50 minutes while in Group B (propofol alone) was 26.66±3.70 minutes showing statistically significant result with p-value = 0.0001.

Conclusion: We conclude that mean recovery time with propofol plus midazolam is shorter as compared to propofol alone for sedation in ERCP.

Keywords: Propofol, midazolam, sedation outside operation theatre

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