A systematic review of capnography for sedation

Conway, Aaron, Douglas, Clint, & Sutherland, Joanna (2016) A systematic review of capnography for sedation. Anaesthesia, 71(4), pp. 450-454.

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We included six trials with 2524 participants. Capnography reduced hypoxaemic episodes, relative risk (95% CI) 0.71 (0.56-0.91), but the quality of evidence was poor due to high risks of performance bias and detection bias and substantial statistical heterogeneity. The reduction in hypoxaemic episodes was statistically homogeneous in the subgroup of three trials of 1823 adults sedated for colonoscopy, relative risk (95% CI) 0.59 (0.48-0.73), although the risks of performance and detection biases were high. There was no evidence that capnography affected other outcomes, including assisted ventilation, relative risk (95% CI) 0.58 (0.26-1.27), p = 0.17.

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ID Code: 92268
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: capnography, deep sedation, conscious sedation, nursing, anaesthesia, ventilation, hypoxia, oxygenation, respiration
DOI: 10.1111/anae.13378
ISSN: 1365-2044
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: © 2016 The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
Deposited On: 25 Jan 2016 06:19
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2016 04:26

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