Dexmedetomidine as Single Continuous Sedative During Noninvasive Ventilation: Typical Usage, Hemodynamic Effects, and Withdrawal.

@article{Shutes2018DexmedetomidineAS,
  title={Dexmedetomidine as Single Continuous Sedative During Noninvasive Ventilation: Typical Usage, Hemodynamic Effects, and Withdrawal.},
  author={Brittany L Shutes and Samantha W.Y. Gee and Cheryl L Sargel and Kelsey A Fink and Joseph Drew Tobias},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2018},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={287-297}
}
OBJECTIVES Dexmedetomidine use in pediatric critical care is increasing. Its prolonged effects as a single continuous agent for sedation are not well described. The aim of the current study was to describe prolonged dexmedetomidine therapy without other continuous sedation, specifically the hemodynamic effects, discontinuation strategies, and risk factors for withdrawal. DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Large, single-center, quaternary care pediatric academic institution… CONTINUE READING
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