Intravenous sedation in 200 geriatric patients undergoing office oral surgery

Anesth Prog. 1997 Spring;44(2):64-7.


Two hundred geriatric patients ranging from age 65 to 92 yr (mean age 72 yr) were evaluated for office oral surgery and intravenous sedation. Surgical time ranged from 6 to 129 min. Monitored anesthesia care was utilized for the administration of fentanyl, midazolam or diazepam, and methohexital. No serious complications were seen and no patients were hospitalized.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures*
  • Anesthesia Recovery Period
  • Anesthesia, Dental / methods*
  • Anesthesia, Intravenous / methods*
  • Conscious Sedation / methods*
  • Humans
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative
  • Oral Surgical Procedures*