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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dexmedetomidine vs midazolam for sedation of criti... [JAMA. 2009] - PubMed result

Dexmedetomidine vs midazolam for sedation of criti... [JAMA. 2009] - PubMed result: "CONCLUSIONS: There was no difference between dexmedetomidine and midazolam in time at targeted sedation level in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. At comparable sedation levels, dexmedetomidine-treated patients spent less time on the ventilator, experienced less delirium, and developed less tachycardia and hypertension. The most notable adverse effect of dexmedetomidine was bradycardia"