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Safety in the Use of Dexmedetomidine (Precedex) for Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery: Our Experience in 23 Randomized Patients.
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PMID:  22780449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:  Evaluation of safety and efficacy of dexmedetomidine in deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. Materials and Methods:  A cohort of 23 patients, candidates for DBS for Parkinson's disease, Tourette syndrome, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, was randomized in two groups: dexmedetomidine group and control group. Standard anesthesiologic parameters were recorded and analyzed, together with the need for other medications. A ten-degree scale (visual analog scale) assessing patient discomfort during DBS also was recorded at the end of surgery. Results:  The results demonstrated good stability of intraoperative monitoring: no respiratory depression and good overall cooperation with the neurologist, while no side-effects were recorded. Conclusions:  Our conclusion is that dexmedetomidine should be considered as a valuable option for sedation in poorly collaborating patients undergoing DBS surgery.
Marco Sassi; Edvin Zekaj; Alessandra Grotta; Alberto Pollini; Armando Pellanda; Massimo Borroni; Claudio Pacchetti; Claudia Menghetti; Mauro Porta; Domenico Servello
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuromodulation : journal of the International Neuromodulation Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-1403     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804159     Medline TA:  Neuromodulation     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 International Neuromodulation Society.
Functional Neurosurgical Unit, IRCCS Galeazzi, Milan, Italy; Department of Statistics, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy; and Department of Neurology, IRCCS C. Mondino Institute of Neurology Foundation, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
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