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Sedation in fibreoptic bronchoscopy

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 20 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1333
  1. Martin B Allen
  1. Consultant physician St Luke's Hospital, Bradford BD5 0NA

    EDITOR,—I wish to reply to the letters1 on the paper on sedation during fibreoptic bronchoscopy of which I was an author.2 S P Hanley is correct in stating that nasal anaesthesia with lignocaine is unpleasant: patients often comment that this is the worst part of the procedure. Although some studies have been published in which nasal lignocaine has been given before sedation,3 it was our routine practice to give sedation …

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