SESSION TITLE: Procedures 2
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Studies comparing deep sedation or general anesthesia with moderate sedation for bronchoscopy, including EBUS, show an increase in hypotension, desaturation, and difficulty completing the procedure (9), as well as a decrease in diagnostic yield (8). A large study looking at factors affecting sedation in upper endoscopy and colonoscopy found correlations for age, BMI, benzodiazepine and opioid use among others (2). A recent VA ICU study demonstrated an association between PTSD and higher propofol requirements for sedation while on mechanical ventilation and association with worse outcomes (7). However, few studies (5, 6) have looked at a comprehensive list of factors that may affect sedation during bronchoscopic procedures.