Dexmedetomidine reduces emergence agitation after tonsillectomy in children by sevoflurane anesthesia: a case-control study.

@article{Meng2012DexmedetomidineRE,
  title={Dexmedetomidine reduces emergence agitation after tonsillectomy in children by sevoflurane anesthesia: a case-control study.},
  author={Qing-tao Meng and Zhong-yuan Xia and Tao Luo and Yang Wu and Ling-hua Tang and Bo Zhao and Jin-hui Chen and Xiangdong Chen},
  journal={International journal of pediatric otorhinolaryngology},
  year={2012},
  volume={76 7},
  pages={1036-41}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of dexmedetomidine for emergence agitation after tonsillectomy in children. METHODS 120 ASA physical status I and II children, aged 5-14 years, undergoing anesthesia for tonsillectomy, were randomly divided into 3 groups: Placebo group, the low dexmedetomidine concentration group and the high dexmedetomidine concentration group. Before the entrance of the operating room (OR), all of the children received intravenous injection 40 μg kg(-1… CONTINUE READING