Midazolam (Versed) in ambulatory surgery.

  title={Midazolam (Versed) in ambulatory surgery.},
  author={Thomas J. Baker and Hiram L. Gordon},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={82 2},
Midazolam is a very useful drug in outpatient aesthetic surgery. Its principal advantages are (1) short duration of action (a half-life of 2.3 hours), (2) painless injection, (3) no incidence of postoperative phlebitis (as compared with diazepam), and (4) a high degree of safety and effectiveness. Since one of the main objectives in outpatient surgery is to… CONTINUE READING