Addition of dexmedetomidine to standard sedation regimens after cardiac surgery: an outcomes analysis.

@article{Dasta2006AdditionOD,
  title={Addition of dexmedetomidine to standard sedation regimens after cardiac surgery: an outcomes analysis.},
  author={Joseph F. Dasta and Judith Jacobi and Anne-Marie Sesti and Trent P McLaughlin},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={798-805}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To characterize inpatient use of intravenous sedatives in the real-world setting, and to evaluate clinical and economic outcomes when dexmedetomidine was used with midazolam and propofol for select cardiovascular procedures. DESIGN 12-month retrospective analysis. DATA SOURCE An administrative claims database of operational data from a nationally representative sample of 250 medical and surgical hospitals. PATIENTS Patients who received midazolam plus propofol (9996… CONTINUE READING
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