What is Computer-Assisted Propofol Sedation?

When undergoing endoscopic procedures it is important that patients receive the proper pain medication. A recent study looked at whether a computer can assist in the process to keep the patients comfortable allow them to continue on their day after the procedure.

When undergoing endoscopic procedures it is important that patients receive the proper pain medication. A recent study looked at whether a computer can assist in the process to keep the patients comfortable allow them to continue on their day after the procedure.

Andrew Ross, MD, from Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle discussed the benefits of Computer Assisted Propofol Sedation (CAPS) during Digestive Disease Week in Washington, DC. Ross said that while the technology is still being developed it is already showing benefits for patients undergoing these procedures.