Respiratory effects of dexmedetomidine in the surgical patient requiring intensive care
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Respiratory effects of dexmedetomidine in the surgical patient requiring intensive care

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Statement of findings The respiratory effects of dexmedetomidine were retrospectively examined in 33 postsurgical patients involved in a randomised, placebo-controlled trial after extubation in the intensive care unit (ICU). Morphine requirements were reduced by over 50% in patients receiving dexmedetomidine. There were no differences in respiratory rates, oxygen saturations, arterial pH and arterial partial carbon dioxide tension (PaCO 2 ) between the groups. Interestingly the arterial partial oxygen tension (PaO 2 ) : fractional inspired oxygen (FIO 2 ) ratios were statistically significantly higher in the dexmedetomidine group. Dexmedetomidine provides important postsurgical analgesia and appears to have no clinically important adverse effects on respiration in the surgical patient who requires intensive care.

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Publié le 01 janvier 2000
Nombre de lectures 6
Langue English

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http://ccforum.com/content/4/5/302
FIO= fractional inspired oxygen; ICU = intensive care unit; PaCO= arterial partial carbon dioxide tension; PaO= arterial partial oxygen tension. 2 2 2
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