Brief Article
Copyright ©2013 Baishideng Publishing Group Co.
World J Gastrointest Endosc. Oct 16, 2013; 5(10): 502-507
Published online Oct 16, 2013. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v5.i10.502
Table 1 Modified Post-Anaesthetic Discharge Scoring System
Vital signs
BP and HR ± 20% of pre-endoscopy value2
BP and HR ± 20%-40% of pre-endoscopy value1
BP and HR ± 40% of pre-endoscopy value0
Steady gait, no dizziness or meets pre-endoscopy level2
Requires assistance1
Unable to ambulate0
Nausea and vomiting
No or minimal/treated with p.o. medication2
Moderate/treated with parenteral medication1
Severe/continues despite treatment0
Minimal or no pain (Numerical Analogue Scale = 0-3)2
Moderate (Numerical Analogue Scale = 4-6)1
Severe (Numerical Analogue Scale = 7-10)0
Surgical bleeding
None or Minimal (not requiring intervention)2
Moderate (1 episode of hematemesis or rectal bleeding)1
Severe (≥ 2 episodes of hematemesis or rectal bleeding)0
Total score...
(Patients’ scoring ≥ 9 for two consecutive measurements are considered fit for discharge home)
Table 2 Patients characteristics and main results
Co-group (n = 103)PADSS-group (n = 104)
Age, mean ± SD, yr58.45 ± 11.6557.21 ± 11.6
Gender, M/F46/5746/58
ASA class I/II40/6341/63
Anxiety level, n
1: none169
2: mild7588
3: moderate106
4: severe21
Pain before colonoscopy, mean ± SD1.9 ± 1.41.9 ± 0.6
Recovery time, mean ± SD, minb95.14 ± 10.8558.75 ± 18.67
Recovery time < 60 min, n (%)b 0 (0)39 (37.5)
Early or late severe complications, n00
Table 3 Results of post-endoscopy evaluation phone call
Co-group(n)PADSS-group (n)
Go back to the hospital00
Problems since discharge5732
Abdominal distension (with or without pain)217
Pain at the injection site44
Nausea and/or vomiting32
Drowsiness or difficult to wake-up3122
Did you take drugs for these problems?21