Sedation during noninvasive mechanical ventilation with dexmedetomidine or midazolam: A randomized, double-blind, prospective study.


BACKGROUND Effective noninvasive mechanical ventilation (NIV) requires a patient to be comfortable and in synch with the ventilator, for which sedation is usually needed. Choice of the proper drug for sedation can lead to improved clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine and midazolam on… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.curtheres.2010.06.003


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