Anesthesiology/endoscopy

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Sorry to bug you about this again, I asked you about Propofol recently, because I may be having an endoscopy that uses it. Because I have a lot of anxiety about it, someone suggested that I ask to be given an anti-anxiety sedative beforehand. Would that, in conjunction with the propofol, create a problem?  Thanks

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Not a bother, Lee.

Unless you have an allergy to the specific drug (midazolam usually), or drug class (benzodiazepine), a problem should not arise.  Patients are almost always given midazolam (before and/or during procedure) in conjunction with propofol for monitored anesthesia.  

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Dino Kattato MSNA CRNA

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Former ICU/ER RN with several years of experience. I can answer questions relating to the CRNA education process, professional issues involved, as well as questions about adult and pediatric clinical anesthesia.

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Level I regional Trauma center dealing with simple to complex patient populations of all ages. Experience with general anesthesia, spinal and epidural anesthesia, and total IV anesthesia for all surgical specialties including neuro, ortho, general surgery, vascular, electrophysiology, and VIR, with the exception of cardiac anesthesia. Ambulatory surgery center dealing mostly with ENT, plastics, and eyes (70%:30% peds:adults).

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AANA Journal February 2010 Feb;78(1):24-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=20977125&dopt=abstractplus

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RN BSN MSNA ACLS/PALS BLS instructor

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