Peri-operative use of dexmedetomidine in airway reconstruction surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea.

@article{Chawla2010PerioperativeUO,
  title={Peri-operative use of dexmedetomidine in airway reconstruction surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea.},
  author={Sharad Chawla and Soraya Robinson and Andrew Norton and Adrian Esterman and Tonkid Taneerananon},
  journal={The Journal of laryngology and otology},
  year={2010},
  volume={124 1},
  pages={67-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the peri-operative usefulness of dexmedetomidine in obstructive sleep apnoea surgery. METHODS In a clinical audit, patients were divided into a study group (dexmedetomidine used; n = 125; 82.9 per cent males, 17.1 per cent females; mean age 48.1 years) and a control group (dexmedetomidine not used; n = 143; 85.5 per cent males, 14.5 per cent females; mean age 47.4 years). The selected outcome measures were mean arterial pressure, use of anti-hypertensives and use of… CONTINUE READING