Propofol or midazolam for sedation and early extubation following cardiac surgery.

@article{Searle1997PropofolOM,
  title={Propofol or midazolam for sedation and early extubation following cardiac surgery.},
  author={Nicky Searle and St{\'e}phanie C{\^o}t{\'e} and Jean Taillefer and Michel Carrier and Linda Gagnon and Marybeth Roy and David Lussier},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1997},
  volume={44 6},
  pages={629-35}
}
PURPOSE The purpose of this randomized, double-blind study was to evaluate the efficacy of midazolam and propofol for postoperative sedation and early extubation following cardiac surgery. METHODS ASA physical status II-III patients scheduled to undergo elective first-time cardiac surgery with an ejection fraction > 45% were eligible. All patients received a standardized sufentanil/isoflurane anaesthesia. During cardiopulmonary bypass 100 micrograms.kg-1.min-1 propofol was substituted for… CONTINUE READING