Adverse events in paediatric patients taken to magnetic resonance imaging under sedation or anaesthesia

  • Carlos Eriel Largo-Pineda Instituto de Alta Tecnología Médica (IATM), Medellín, Colombia
  • Iván Darío Arenas-Correa Instituto de Alta Tecnología Médica (IATM), Medellín, Colombia
  • Gabriel Jaime Ángel-González Instituto de Alta Tecnología Médica (IATM), Medellín, Colombia
  • Jorge Mario Vélez-Arango Instituto de Alta Tecnología Médica (IATM), Medellín, Colombia
  • Victor Daniel Calvo-Betancur Instituto de Alta Tecnología Médica (IATM), Medellín, Colombia
  • Andrés Nahúm Arango-Zapata Instituto de Alta Tecnología Médica (IATM), Medellín, Colombia
Keywords: Anesthesia, Sedation, Pediatrics, Magnetic resonance imaging, Child

Abstract

Introduction: Nuclear magnetic resonance is a technique requiring breath holding or staying still for long periods of time for image acquisition. For this reason, paediatric patients need to be given sedation or anaesthesia, creating additional risks to those found in other areas.

Objective: To describe the incidence of adverse events in paediatric patients in the magnetic resonance service with the presence of an anaesthetist.

Materials and methods: Descriptive observational study to assess the incidence of adverse events in 4786 patients under 15 years of age taken to magnetic resonance imaging with an attending anaesthetist for sedation or anaesthesia at Instituto de Alta Tecnología Médica between 2010 and 2014.

Results: There were 12 adverse events with a rate of 2.5 for every 1000 paediatric patients. Of these, there were 6 serious, 4 moderate and 2 mild adverse events. The proportion of mortality was 0.04%.

Conclusion: Performing magnetic resonance imaging studies under sedation or anaesthesia given by an anaesthetist in patients under 15 years of age is safe. However a risk-benefit analysis is required in hospitalized or decompensated patients, in order to assess the best option.

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Largo-Pineda CE, Arenas-Correa ID, Ángel-González GJ, Vélez-Arango JM, Calvo-Betancur VD, Arango-Zapata AN. Adverse events in paediatric patients taken to magnetic resonance imaging under sedation or anaesthesia. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017Jan.1 [cited 2021Oct.16];45(1):8-14. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/41

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Largo-Pineda CE, Arenas-Correa ID, Ángel-González GJ, Vélez-Arango JM, Calvo-Betancur VD, Arango-Zapata AN. Adverse events in paediatric patients taken to magnetic resonance imaging under sedation or anaesthesia. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2017Jan.1 [cited 2021Oct.16];45(1):8-14. Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/41
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