A randomized controlled trial of sedation in the critically ill.

@article{Parkinson1997ARC,
  title={A randomized controlled trial of sedation in the critically ill.},
  author={Leah P Parkinson and Julie Hughes and Anne Gill and I S Billingham and Joy Ratcliffe and Imti Choonara},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={405-10}
}
A randomized controlled trial comparing: a) a combination of oral chloral hydrate and promethazine to b) a continuous intravenous midazolam infusion, for maintenance sedation in critically ill children, was carried out. The level of sedation was assessed four hourly using a specifically devized sedation scale. Forty-four children entered the study of whom two were subsequently excluded. The number of satisfactory assessments (desired and actual levels of sedation equal) was significantly… CONTINUE READING