Prolonged sedation of critically ill patients with midazolam or propofol: impact on weaning and costs.

OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of sedation, the time required for weaning, and the costs of prolonged sedation of critically ill mechanically ventilated patients with midazolam and propofol. DESIGN Open-label, randomized, prospective, phase IV clinical trial. SETTING Medical and surgical intensive care unit (ICU) in a community hospital… CONTINUE READING