Clonidine in paediatric anaesthesia: review of the literature and comparison with benzodiazepines for premedication.

@article{Bergendahl2006ClonidineIP,
  title={Clonidine in paediatric anaesthesia: review of the literature and comparison with benzodiazepines for premedication.},
  author={Henrik T.G. Bergendahl and P A L{\"o}nnqvist and Staffan Eksborg},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2006},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={
          135-43
        }
}
BACKGROUND Children undergoing anaesthesia and surgery can experience significant anxiety and distress during the peri-operative period, but whether routine premedication is necessary is currently debated. Benzodiazepines are the most frequently used drugs as premedication in paediatric anaesthesia. In the US, 50% of young children undergoing surgery receive premedication and midazolam is the most frequently used drug in this context (1). Nishina and coworkers (2) concluded in a review article… CONTINUE READING
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