Ketamine is effective in decreasing the incidence of emergence agitation in children undergoing dental repair under sevoflurane general anesthesia.

@article{AbuShahwan2007KetamineIE,
  title={Ketamine is effective in decreasing the incidence of emergence agitation in children undergoing dental repair under sevoflurane general anesthesia.},
  author={Ibrahim Abu-Shahwan and K Swathi Chowdary},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={
          846-50
        }
}
BACKGROUND Emergence agitation or delirium is a known phenomenon that may occur in children undergoing general anesthesia with inhaled agents. Our aim was to test the hypothesis that the addition of a small dose of ketamine at the end of sevoflurane anesthesia will result in a decrease in the incidence and severity of such phenomenon. METHODS We performed a randomized double blind study involving 85 premedicated children 4-7 years old undergoing dental repair. Children were premedicated with… CONTINUE READING

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