Intravenous droperidol or olanzapine as an adjunct to midazolam for the acutely agitated patient: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

@article{Chan2013IntravenousDO,
  title={Intravenous droperidol or olanzapine as an adjunct to midazolam for the acutely agitated patient: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.},
  author={Esther W Chan and David McDonald Taylor and Jonathan C Knott and Georgina S A Phillips and David Jonathan Castle and David C. M. Kong},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={72-81}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Parenteral benzodiazepines or antipsychotics are often used to manage acute agitation in emergency department (ED) settings in which alternative strategies have failed or are not feasible. There are scant data comparing parenteral medication regimens. We aim to determine the efficacy and safety of intravenous droperidol or olanzapine as an adjunct to intravenous midazolam for rapid patient sedation. METHODS We undertook a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, double… CONTINUE READING
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