Table 2—

Bronchoscopy and sedation parameters

Subjects n3943
TIB min2.3 (1.3)2.4 (1.7)0.731
FB duration min12.2 (9.9)12.4 (9.6)0.368
Recovery time after FB (BIS>90)9.5 (15.6)3.8 (7.2)0.010
Drug dose mg6.2±2.7135.1±71.7
  • Data are presented as median (interquartile range) or mean±sd, unless otherwise stated. TIB: time from sedative drug injection to start of bronchoscopy; FB: flexible bronchoscopy; BIS: bispectral index. #: Wilcoxon test.