A Prospective Observational Cohort Pilot Study of the Association Between Midazolam Use and Delirium in Elderly Endoscopy Patients

Dickson Lee; Fiona Petersen; Maurice Wu; Gwenda Chapman; Melanie Hayman; Kerrilyn Tomkins; Jeremy Fernando


BMC Anesthesiol. 2021;21(53) 

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This study suggests that a high proportion of elderly patients without underlying cognitive impairment undergoing low risk endoscopy procedures at the study site are receiving midazolam and that there is a low risk of delirium with midazolam exposure in the study population. While the findings of this study are promising, larger or experimental studies are necessary to prove the safety of midazolam in elderly elective endoscopy patients.