Dexmedetomidine as an adjunct to epidural analgesia after abdominal surgery in elderly intensive care patients: A prospective, double-blind, clinical trial.

@article{Akin2008DexmedetomidineAA,
  title={Dexmedetomidine as an adjunct to epidural analgesia after abdominal surgery in elderly intensive care patients: A prospective, double-blind, clinical trial.},
  author={Sule Akin and Aniş Ariboğan and Gulnaz Arslan},
  journal={Current therapeutic research, clinical and experimental},
  year={2008},
  volume={69 1},
  pages={
          16-28
        }
}
BACKGROUND The ideal postoperative analgesia management of elderly surgical patients in intensive care units (ICUs) is continually being investigated. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness and tolerability of IV administration of dexmedetomidine as an adjunct to a low-dose epidural bupivacaine infusion for postoperative analgesia after abdominal surgery in elderly patients in the ICU. METHODS ICU patients aged >70 years undergoing abdominal surgery were… CONTINUE READING

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