Dexmedetomidine improves the outcomes in paediatric cardiac surgery: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Dexmedetomidine has been shown to decrease cardiac complications in adults undergoing cardiac surgery. Results from clinical trials of dexmedetomidine on outcomes following paediatric cardiac surgery are controversial. METHODS We searched EMBASE, PubMed and Cochrane CENTRAL databases for randomized controlled trials comparing the effect of… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivy043

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