Dexmedetomidine Pharmacology in Neonates and Infants After Open Heart Surgery.


BACKGROUND Dexmedetomidine is a highly selective α2-agonist with hypnotic, analgesic, and anxiolytic properties. Despite off-label administration, dexmedetomidine has found a niche in critically ill neonates and infants with congenital heart disease because of its minimal effects on respiratory function at sedative doses, facilitating early extubation and… (More)
DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000000869


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