Whether this is urban legend or fact, I was taught during my fellowship
that sedation should not be given for air contrast and/or barium enemas
since it relaxes the anal sphincter, making the pressure seal less than
optimal for reductions.
Saint Louis University
On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 11:02 AM, Giora Weiser <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> I am trying to find out what is the common practice in the big world...
> Here in Israel, when a child is diagnosed with an intussusception he will
> go to the radiology department for an air enema. There is a wide range of
> opinions whether sedation should be given for this procedure. The latest
> article that actually comes from Israel showed success with sedation.
> I was wondering what is accepted in the bigger medical centers? Is
> sedation used? Is it given by the EM people? A sedation service?
> Anyone know of good literature on the subject...?
> Thanks for the info,
> Giora Weiser
> Shaare Zedek Medical Center
> Jerusalem, Israel
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