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minimal sedation

The relief of anxiety without any impairment in the ability to breathe, move, or respond to other people.
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Endometrial ablation using the HTA system, performed in the medical office under local anesthesia with minimal sedation, is a safe, effective, and economically advantageous alternative to hysterectomy, electrosurgical endometrial ablation, or fibroid resection for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding.
This is also an outpatient procedure done with minimal sedation and recovery time.
2) In some patients only minimal sedation in addition to local anaesthesia (Nerve block or field anaesthesia) may suffice, but in others it may require 'deep sedation' that may enter into general anaesthesia as transition for a brief period owing to variable and unpredictable sensitivity of these drugs in different patients.
First, the new regulations state that in order to provide minimal sedation with nitrous oxide analgesia, the techniques used must carry a margin of safety wide enough to prevent a depressed level of consciousness.
Based on this expected level of sedation, patient monitoring requirements per hospital policy for minimal sedation (i.
Advantages of hysteroscopic sterilization include the lack of incisions, avoidance of general anesthesia, minimal sedation, and a rapid return to normal activities, Paul Miller, M.

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