Patients requiring sedation.

  title={Patients requiring sedation.},
  author={Andrew Tung and Marc D Rosenthal},
  journal={Critical care clinics},
  volume={11 4},
Recent advances in the pharmacology of sedative drugs have expanded their use in the intensive care unit. Indications and endpoints for sedation, however, often are defined poorly and are difficult to assess. Nevertheless, the complications of sedative drug administration are real. New indications for sedation have been proposed in recent years, including enforcing sleep/wake cycles, manipulating cellular metabolism, and preventing myocardial ischemia. The evidence supporting the efficacy of… CONTINUE READING

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