Small bowel capsule biopsy in children: Parents' opinions on children's discomfort
2001 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, Vol. 90, no 8, 876-878 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This questionnaire study asked the parents of 62 children undergoing small bowel capsule biopsy for their reactions to the discomfort experienced by their children. The children were randomized to receive sedation with midazolam either intravenously or intranasally. With regard to the biopsy procedure the parents of 94% of the children had no objections. The parents of 3% of the children found the biopsy very unpleasant and another 3% suggested that the biopsy should be performed under general anaesthesia. The proportion of parents with negative reactions to the biopsy procedure did not differ significantly between the intravenously and intranasally sedated children. With regard to the sedation given, the parents of 79% of the children did not think that their children were in any discomfort at all. Ten percent of the children had obvious signs of nasal discomfort using the intranasal administration. In the remaining 11% of the children the parents reported various symptoms. Conclusion: The vast majority of parents of children undergoing small bowel capsule biopsy found the procedure satisfactory providing that the sedative medication was given intravenously rather than intranasally.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 90, no 8, 876-878 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25971Local ID: 10419OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-25971DiVA: diva2:246519