Dexmedetomidine for the management of awake fibreoptic intubation.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Awake fibreoptic intubation (AFOI) frequently requires sedation, anxiolysis and relief of discomfort without impairing ventilation and depressing cardiovascular function. The goal is to allow the patient to be responsive and co-operative. Medications such as fentanyl, remifentanil, midazolam and propofol have been reported to assist AFOI; however… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009798.pub2

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