Use of xenon as a sedative for patients receiving critical care.

@article{Bedi2003UseOX,
  title={Use of xenon as a sedative for patients receiving critical care.},
  author={Amit Bedi and James M Murray and John Dingley and M A McCrackin Stevenson and J P Howard Fee},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 10},
  pages={2470-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Many sedative regimens are used in the intensive care setting, but none are wholly without adverse effect. Xenon is a noble gas with sedative and analgesic properties. It has been used successfully as a general anesthetic and has many desirable properties, not least of which is a minimal effect on the myocardium. In theory, xenon may provide sedation without adverse effect for certain groups of critically ill patients. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility of using… CONTINUE READING

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