Turns out not to be as crazy as it sounded at first read <g>.  Below are 2 articles, using them you may be able to find more.

My go-to for this sort of question is Google with the term < site:gov/pubmed > (without the brackets) included.  This search
< conscious sedation breast augmentation site:gov/pubmed > found the following citations in PubMed.

1: Gart MS, Ko JH, Heyer KS, Mustoe TA.
Breast implant procedures under conscious sedation: a 6-year experience in 461 consecutive patients.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May;131(5):1169-78. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31828e2196.
PubMed PMID: 23629098.

2. : Rusciani A, Pietramaggiori G, Troccola A, Santoprete S, Rotondo A, Curinga G.
The Outcome of Primary Subglandular Breast Augmentation Using Tumescent Local
Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jan;76(1):13-7. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000000215.
PubMed PMID: 26670133.

Good day,

Alice E. Hadley, MLS, AHIP(D)
US Naval Hospital, Guam
Medical Library

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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] Help with tough search, please

I'm throwing this out there as a Hail Mary sort of thing... Here is the actual question: "I started researching a little further to find out if there was anything in the literature about conscious sedation (CS) NOT being beneficial in the operating room setting. Unfortunately, I could not find any good evidence supporting this. Can you?"

So, this APN wants to know about NOT using conscious sedation in the OR. There is tons on using CS in outpt settings such as GI labs, clinics, Urgent Cares etc., but I can't find much of anything against its use in the actual OR. I can't find it really mentioned at all.  She wants material showing that CS is NOT to be used in the OR for procedures such as "face lifts" or "breast augmentations".  I have to say, I've been beating my head on my desk. I find trying to find "negative" results much more difficult than positive ones. Any guidance is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Eleanor Truex BSN, RN, MLIS
Medical Librarian, Lakeshore Region


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