Oral premedication for paediatric ambulatory anaesthesia: a comparison of midazolam and ketamine.

@article{Alderson1994OralPF,
  title={Oral premedication for paediatric ambulatory anaesthesia: a comparison of midazolam and ketamine.},
  author={P J Alderson and Jerrold Lerman},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1994},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={221-6}
}
To compare the clinical characteristics of two oral premedicants, midazolam and ketamine, 40 healthy children, one to six years of age, who were scheduled for ambulatory dental surgery, were assigned to receive either oral midazolam 0.5 mg.kg-1 or oral ketamine 5.0 mg.kg-1 in a double-blind, randomized study. Sedation and anxiolysis scores before induction, cooperation at induction of anaesthesia and recovery times and complications were assessed. We found that both drugs effectively sedated… CONTINUE READING

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