Propofol Sedation in Diagnostic Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Background: Sedation are commonly used these days in patients that having gastrointestinal endoscopy. Propofol is sedative agent that commonly used in endoscopy procedure.

Method: All patients who were performed diagnostic EGD in Abdi Waluyo Hospital’s Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Unit from January 1st 2017 – 31st December 2017, included in this study. The amount of Propofol, duration during hypnosis/sedation and adverse effects were all recorded.

Results: 170 patients were performed diagnostic EGD with Propofol sedation, most of them were male (87 patients, 51,5%). The median age was 48,78 + 14. The median Body Mass Index (BMI) was 24.45. The median of duration of hynosis (sedation) during EGD was 5 minutes. The median of propofol total dose during EGD was 180 mg. Adverse effects that found during Propofol sedation are muscle twitching(10.6% patients) and pain in area of injection(80% patients).

Conclusion: The duration of propofol hypnosis/sedation during Esophagogastroduodenoscopy examination was 5 minutes. Propofol total dose needed for diagnostic EGD was 180 mg. The common adverse effects of propofol are muscle twitching and pain in area of injection.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Indonesian Journal of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Digestive Endoscopy
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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