Assessment of Efficacy of Dexmedetomidine and Propofol for Sedation during Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: A Comparative Study
Efficacy of Dexmedetomidine and Propofol for Sedation
Background: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy is performed as diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Hence; we compared the clinical profile of propofol and dexmedetomidine in patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy. Subjects and Methods: A total of 20 subjects scheduled to undergo gastric endoscopy were included in the present study and were broadly divided into two study groups as follows: Group A: included subjects who were given propofol, Group B: included subjects who were given dexmedetomidine. All the baseline parameters were recorded. Gastric endoscopy was performed in all the patients according to their respective groups. Patient satisfaction score was recorded in all the patients. All the results were recorded in Microsoft excel sheet and were analysed by SPSS software. Results: Mean heart rate among the subjects of group B at baseline, intraoperative and postoperative time were found to be 72.1, 66.8 and 69.4 respectively. Non- significant results were obtained while comparing the mean heart rate in between the two study groups at different time intervals. Mean PSS (Patient Satisfaction Score) of subjects of propofol group and dexmedetomidine group was found to be 42 and 45 respectively. However; the difference was found to be statistically non-significant. Conclusion: Both the anaesthetic solutions can be used with equal effectiveness among patients undergoing gastric endoscopy.