Saudi Med J 2022 Mar;43(3):275-282
From the Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation (Pehlıvan, Gergın, Bayram, Biçer, Aksu); and from the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology (Altay, Arslan), Medical Faculty, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey.
Objectives: To investigate the rate of laryngospasm with sedation during the esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) procedure in children exposed to passive smoking and to examine the frequency of complications due to laryngospasm.
Methods: A single-blind, prospective, observational study with a total of 518 patients evaluated according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status as classification I-II, aged between 1-18 years, and planned to undergo an EGD procedure, were included. Age, gender, weight, ASA assessment, exposure to smoking (the mother, the father, both parents were smokers, or not exposed to smoking), drug doses used in sedation, and anesthesia-related complications, such as cough, decrease in oxygen saturation, and laryngospasm were recorded. Read More