Clinical considerations in providing intravenous sedation with midazolam for obese patients in dentistry.

Howie, Gillian C, Ransford, Nicholas and Russell, Scott H (2021) Clinical considerations in providing intravenous sedation with midazolam for obese patients in dentistry. British dental journal, 230 (9). pp. 587-593. ISSN 1476-5373.

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Official URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41415-021-2944-9

Abstract

The widespread prevalence of obesity continues to rise. Obesity and dental disease share common risk factors and so the demand for dental care for obese patients is escalating. For some of these patients, there is a corresponding need to be able to provide intravenous sedation safely when it is necessary and appropriate to do so. However, obesity often presents with multiple comorbidities and airway complexities, leading to more challenging management and potentially increased risk. The risk assessment process as well as patient monitoring and management strategies will be explored in this article. By reviewing the literature from dentistry and other medical specialties, we also aim to establish the potential benefit in administering supplemental oxygen and the use of capnography in monitoring this cohort of patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Planned IP Care
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Depositing User: Miss Emily Johnson
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2021 10:21
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2021 10:21
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/4376

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