Use of dexmedetomidine for sedation of children hospitalized in the intensive care unit.

@article{Carroll2008UseOD,
  title={Use of dexmedetomidine for sedation of children hospitalized in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Christopher L. Carroll and Diane R. Krieger and Margaret A. Campbell and Daniel G Fisher and Leonard L Comeau and Aaron R Zucker},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={142-7}
}
BACKGROUND Dexmedetomidine is a potentially useful sedative for hospitalized children, but there is little published data regarding its safety, dosage, or efficacy. OBJECTIVE To report our experience with dexmedetomidine for the sedation of hospitalized children. DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Pediatric ICU of a university-affiliated… CONTINUE READING