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Dexmedetomidine sedation for awake tracheotomy: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20650383     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The safe administration of conscious sedation in a patient with a critical airway who underwent awake tracheotomy using dexmedetomidine, a selective alpha(2)-agonist with sympatholytic, anxiolytic, analgesic, and sedative properties, is presented. Unlike other commonly used sedative agents, dexmedetomidine provided adequate sedation with minimal respiratory depression.
Marianne D David; Lorenzo De Marchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical anesthesia     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1873-4529     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Anesth     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  2010-11-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8812166     Medline TA:  J Clin Anesth     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Anesthesia, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC 20007, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Conscious Sedation / methods*
Dexmedetomidine / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Hypnotics and Sedatives / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Respiratory Insufficiency / chemically induced
Tracheotomy / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hypnotics and Sedatives; 113775-47-6/Dexmedetomidine

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