Post-operative dexmedetomidine-based sedation after uneventful intracranial surgery for unruptured cerebral aneurysm: comparison with propofol-based sedation.

@article{Yokota2011PostoperativeDS,
  title={Post-operative dexmedetomidine-based sedation after uneventful intracranial surgery for unruptured cerebral aneurysm: comparison with propofol-based sedation.},
  author={Hiroshi Yokota and Kazuhiro Yokoyama and Hiroshi Noguchi and Toshikazu Nishioka and Osamu Umegaki and Hisao Komatsu and Toshisuke Sakaki},
  journal={Neurocritical care},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={182-7}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical applications of dexmedetomidine (DEX) for neurosurgical procedures have not been adequately investigated. This study aimed to test the use of DEX infusion, alone or as an adjunct to propofol infusion, as compared to propofol infusion in patients with an unruptured cerebral aneurysm after uneventful intracranial procedures. METHODS In this retrospective observational study from a single institute, of 184 patients who underwent uneventful intracranial procedures for an… CONTINUE READING
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