Adjuvant esketamine reduces desaturation, hypotension during bidirectional endoscopy

The incorporation of low-dose esketamine to propofol-based sedation reduced desaturation and hypotension events by approximately 61% among patients undergoing same-visit bidirectional endoscopy, researchers reported.
“Many patients now undergo esophagogastroduodenoscopy and colonoscopy during the same hospital visit, commonly known as same-visit bidirectional endoscopy,” Nan Song, MD, of the department of anesthesiology at The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, and colleagues wrote in JAMA Network Open. “Although propofol, either alone or in combination with

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