We read with interest the excellent editorial by Michael Jantz (January 2009)1 that nicely summarized the existing data on the safety of propofol for pulmonary endoscopy. We would like to add that propofol also has an excellent record of safety for GI endoscopy. A recently published study documented the safety of propofol-assisted sedation in > 500,000 patients undergoing various GI endoscopies.2 When using propofol sedation, we basically need to follow the same precautions as when using any other drugs for analgosedation, such as benzodiazepine and opioids. This means that the physician and nurse performing the endoscopy should properly select the patient, adequately monitor the patient during the procedure, and be qualified to rescue patients whose levels of sedation become deeper than initially intended. The physician should be educated and trained in the pharmacology of sedative drugs used, airway management, and advanced life support. An advantage of pulmonary endoscopists over GI endoscopists, though, is their familiarity with the upper airways, potentially enabling a more efficient and smooth endotracheal intubation in an emergency situation. In addition, if an intubation should become difficult, the bronchoscope itself also could be used as a guiding instrument to advance the endotracheal tube and achieve proper tracheal intubation.