Table 3—

Complications during the procedure

Conscious sedationDeep sedationTotal
Subjects n1233951328
None()1149 93.2()88 92()1237 93.1
At least one complication()84 6.8()7 7.3()91 6.9
Minor complications()63 5.1()6 6.3()69 5.2
 Isolated excessive coughing()22 1.80()22 1.7
 Excessive nausea reflex with coughing()20 1.60()20 1.5
 Isolated desaturation#()9 0.7()***6 6.3()15 1.1
 Epistaxis()6 0.50()6 0.5
 Transient laryngospasm()6 0.50()6 0.5
Major complications()21 1.7()1 1.0()22 1.7
 Important desaturation+()20 1.6()1 1.0()21 1.6
 Isolated()9 0.7()1 1()10 0.8
 With laryngospasm()6 0.50()6 0.5
 With coughing()4 0.30()4 0.3
 With bronchospasm()1 0.10()1 0.1
 Pneumothorax()1 0.10()1 0.1
  • (%)Data are presented as n

  • #(: arterial oxygen saturation Sa,O2)≥% 90

  • : without desaturation

  • +: Sa,O2<% 90

  • ***<: p0.001, conscious versus deep sedation