Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-6148

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Gaku Mishima

Division of Clinical Physiology, Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan

  • Review Article   
    How to Manage Upper Airway Patency during Procedural Sedation
    Author(s): Shinji Kurata, Gaku Mishima, Takao Ayuse* and Takuro Sanuki

    Upper airway obstruction during sedation can result from changes in either the passive structural properties of the pharynx or from disturbances in neuromuscular control. The maintenance of mechanical upper airway properties may significantly contribute to upper airway patency. Therefore, understanding the pathogenesis of upper airway obstruction may help to establish methods of intervention during sedation. This review summarizes recent literature leading understanding of the implications of changes in upper airway patency by mechanical interventions and respiratory management during sedation. Recently published literature is focusing on the upper airway characteristic under sedation such as propofol, dexmedetomidine, midazolam and ketamine. Furthermore, effective combination of interventions of postural change and airway management with device including .. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-6148.20.11.962

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