Prolonged use of dexmedetomidine in an infant with respiratory failure following living donor liver transplantation.

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We used dexmedetomidine for more than 2 months in a mechanically ventilated infant without serious adverse effects. An infant with liver cirrhosis of unknown cause underwent living donor liver transplantation at the age of 9 months. Long-term mechanical ventilation was required postoperatively, and midazolam with fentanyl had been used to sedate the patient… (More)

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@article{Enomoto2006ProlongedUO, title={Prolonged use of dexmedetomidine in an infant with respiratory failure following living donor liver transplantation.}, author={Yuki Enomoto and Toyoichiro Kudo and Takashi Saito and Tetsuo Hori and Michio Kaneko and Akira Matsui and Taro Mizutani}, journal={Paediatric anaesthesia}, year={2006}, volume={16 12}, pages={1285-8} }