Sedative, haemodynamic and respiratory effects of dexmedetomidine in children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging examination: preliminary results.

@article{Koroglu2005SedativeHA,
  title={Sedative, haemodynamic and respiratory effects of dexmedetomidine in children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging examination: preliminary results.},
  author={Ahmet Koroglu and Semra Demirbilek and Huseyin Teksan and Ozlem Sagir and Abdulkadir But and Mehmet Ozcan Ersoy},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={94 6},
  pages={821-4}
}
BACKGROUND We evaluated the sedative, haemodynamic and respiratory effects of dexmedetomidine and compared them with those of midazolam in children undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures. METHODS Eighty children aged between 1 and 7 yr were randomly allocated to receive sedation with either dexmedetomidine (group D, n=40) or midazolam (group M, n=40). The loading dose of the study drugs was administered for 10 min (dexmedetomidine 1 microg kg(-1) or midazolam 0.2 mg kg(-1… CONTINUE READING

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