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P Rani, V R Hemanth Kumar, M Ravishankar, T Sivashanmugam, R Sripriya, M Trilogasundary
BACKGROUND: Fentanyl and dexmedetomidine have been tried to attenuate airway and circulatory reflexes during emergence and extubation individually but have not been compared with respect to the level of sedation to evolve a reliable technique for rapid and smooth extubation. AIM: To compare the effects of fentanyl and dexmedetomidine in attenuating airway and circulatory reflexes during emergence and extubation of the endotracheal tube. SETTING AND DESIGN: This double-blind, randomized, controlled study was done in patients undergoing surgery under general anesthesia belonging to the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 1 or 2...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Amar Parkash Kataria, Joginder Pal Attri, Ramita Kashyap, Leena Mahajan
BACKGROUND: The advent of laparoscopic surgeries has proved to be beneficial for both patient and surgeon although increased morbidity may result from hemodynamic changes associated with laryngoscopy, intubation, and pneumoperitoneum (PNP). AIM: The present study was prospective, randomized, double-blind conducted to evaluate the efficacy of dexmdetomidine and fentanyl in attenuation of pressor responses to laryngoscopy, intubation, and PNP in laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC)...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Pilar Anton-Martin, Vinai Modem, Donna Taylor, Donald Potter, Cindy Darnell-Bowens
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to describe the sedative and analgesic requirements identifying factors associated with medication escalation in neonates and children supported on ECMO. METHOD: Observational retrospective cohort study in a tertiary pediatric intensive care unit from June 2009 to June 2013. RESULTS: One hundred and sixty patients were included in the study. Fentanyl and midazolam were the first line agents used while on ECMO...
October 10, 2016: Perfusion
David J Gagnon, Gabriel V Fontaine, Kathryn E Smith, Richard R Riker, Russell R Miller, Patricia A Lerwick, F L Lucas, John T Dziodzio, Kristen C Sihler, Gilles L Fraser
PURPOSE: The purpose was to describe the use of valproate therapy for agitation in critically ill patients, examine its safety, and describe its relationship with agitation and delirium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study evaluated critically ill adults treated with valproate for agitation from December 2012 through February 2015. Information on valproate prescribing practices and safety was collected. Incidence of agitation, delirium, and concomitant psychoactive medication use was compared between valproate day 1 and valproate day 3...
September 11, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Li Shuying, Li Ping, Ni Juan, Luo Dong
BACKGROUND: Cough is one of the most common complications of opioids. Many studies have evaluated the effect of various drugs in preventing opioid-induced cough (OIC). However, there is existing controversy about those reports. The present study was performed to assess the efficacy of different interventions on OIC. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), PubMed, and Embase to identify randomized controlled trials on the efficacy of different drugs in the prevention of OIC...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Akansha Agrawal, Sanjay Agrawal, Yashwant S Payal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Different routes of administration of α2 adrenergic receptor agonists have been found to prolong the duration of spinal block. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients, aged 18-60 years, of ASA physical status I or II posted for elective fixation of fractures of lower limb under spinal anesthesia were selected. Spinal anesthesia was administered with 2.5 ml of 0.5% bupivacaine mixed with 10 μg fentanyl. The patients were randomized to receive intravenous (IV) dexmedetomidine 1 μg/kg/h for 15 min followed by infusion of 0...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Jeremy R DeGrado, Benjamin Hohlfelder, Brianne M Ritchie, Kevin E Anger, David P Reardon, Gerald L Weinhouse
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of sedative, analgesic, and neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) in patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a 2-year, prospective, observational study of adult intensive care unit patients on ECMO support for more than 48hours. RESULTS: We analyzed 32 patients, including 15 receiving VA (venoarterial) ECMO and 17 VV (venovenous) ECMO...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Daiki Yamanaka, Takashi Kawano, Hiroki Tateiwa, Hideki Iwata, Fabricio M Locatelli, Masataka Yokoyama
BACKGROUND: Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) encephalitis is a recently identified but increasingly recognized autoimmune paraneoplastic disease. Because these patients present complex neuropsychiatric symptoms due to NMDA-R dysfunction, the optimal methods of sedation/anesthesia remain controversial. Here, we present animal experiment data, along with a related case report, implying the safe and effective use of dexmedetomidine in patients with anti-NMDA-R encephalitis. FINDINGS: (1) Animal experiment: in order to investigate whether dexmedetomidine may interfere with NMDA-R activity, an NMDA antagonist (MK-801) model in rats was used to simulate anti-NMDA-R encephalitis...
2016: SpringerPlus
Samaresh Das, Ali Al-Mashani, Neelam Suri, Neeraj Salhotra, Nilay Chatterjee
An awake craniotomy is a continuously evolving technique used for the resection of brain tumours from the eloquent cortex. We report a 29-year-old male patient who presented to the Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman, in 2016 with a two month history of headaches and convulsions due to a space-occupying brain lesion in close proximity with the left motor cortex. An awake craniotomy was conducted using a scalp block, continuous dexmedetomidine infusion and a titrated ultra-low-dose of propofolfentanyl. The patient remained comfortable throughout the procedure and the intraoperative neuropsychological tests, brain mapping and tumour resection were successful...
August 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Vikas Dutta, Bhupesh Kumar, Aveek Jayant, Anand K Mishra
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of paravertebral administration of dexmedetomidine as an adjuvant to local anesthetic on the intraoperative anesthetic drug requirement and incidence of post-thoracotomy pain syndrome. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled, double-blind trial. SETTING: Single university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 30 patients who underwent elective thoracotomy and were assigned randomly to either the Ropin or Dexem group (n = 15 each)...
May 31, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Jin Woo Choi, Jin Deok Joo, Dae Woo Kim, Jang Hyeok In, So Young Kwon, Kwonhui Seo, Donggyu Han, Ga Young Cheon, Hong Soo Jung
We aimed to compare fentanyl, remifentanil and dexmedetomidine with respect to hemodynamic stability, postoperative pain control and achievement of sedation at the postanesthetic care unit (PACU). In this randomized double-blind study, 90 consecutive total laparoscopic hysterectomy patients scheduled for elective surgery were randomly assigned to receive fentanyl (1.0 μg/kg) over 1 minute followed by a 0.4 μg/kg/hr infusion (FK group, n = 30), or remifentanil (1.0 μg/kg) over 1 minute followed by a 0.08 μg/kg/min infusion (RK group, n = 30), or dexmedetomidine (1 μg/kg) over 10 minutes followed by a 0...
September 2016: Journal of Korean Medical Science
Eun Hee Chun, Myeong Jae Han, Hee Jung Baik, Hahck Soo Park, Rack Kyung Chung, Jong In Han, Hun Jung Lee, Jong Hak Kim
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine as a sole agent showed limited use for painful procedures due to its insufficient sedative/analgesic effect, pronounced hemodynamic instability and prolonged recovery. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of dexmedetomidine-ketamine (DK) versus dexmedetomidine-midazolam-fentanyl (DMF) combination on the quality of sedation/analgesia and recovery profiles for monitored anesthesia care (MAC). METHODS: Fifty six patients undergoing chemoport insertion were randomly assigned to group DK or DMF...
2016: BMC Anesthesiology
E Sayed, K A Yassen
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride (Dex) is a useful adjuvant for general anesthesia. The aim was to evaluate the effects of Dex infusion during living donors liver transplantation (LDLT) on the general anesthetic requirements, hemodynamics, oxygen consumption (VO2), and CO2 production (VCO2). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty LDLT recipients were allocated randomly to receive either Dex (0.2-0.7 μg/kg/h) or placebo (control [C]). Patient state index (PSI), SEDLine monitored anesthesia depth (25-50) with desflurane (Des) % and fentanyl altered accordingly...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
A Das, S Chhaule, S Bhattacharya, S R Basunia, T Mitra, P S Halder, S Chattopadhyay, S K Mandal
BACKGROUND: Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is the cornerstone of therapeutic management for nasal pathologies. This study is to compare the ability of preoperative and intraoperative esmolol versus dexmedetomidine for producing induced hypotension during FESS in adults in a day care setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients (20-45 years) posted for FESS under general anesthesia were randomly divided into Group E (n = 30) receiving esmolol, loading dose 1 mg/kg over 1 min followed by 0...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Feng Yuan, Hongguang Fu, Pengju Yang, Kai Sun, Shubiao Wu, Miaomiao Lv, Zhenzhen Dong, Tieli Dong
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a combination of dexmedetomidine and fentanyl on peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2) and hemodynamic stability in patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy. One hundred patients undergoing elective flexible bronchoscopy were randomized into either a propofol-fentanyl group (PF group; n=50) or a dexmedetomidine-fentanyl group (DF group; n=50). SpO2 values, heart rate (HR), systolic and diastolic blood pressure (SBP and DBP), patients' cough scores and discomfort scores as determined by patients and bronchoscopists, levels of sedation, number of times that additional lidocaine was required, elapsed time until recovery, and adverse events were recorded...
July 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa, Jasleen Kaur, Ashish Kulshrestha, Rudrashish Haldar, Rakesh Sethi, Amarjit Singh
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Induced hypotension limits intra-operative blood loss to provide better visibility of the surgical field and diminishes the incidence of major complications during functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). We aimed at comparing nitroglycerine, esmolol and dexmedetomidine for inducing controlled hypotension in patients undergoing FESS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I or II adult patients undergoing FESS under general anesthesia were randomly allocated to three groups of 50 patients each...
April 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Başak Akça, Ayhan Arslan, Aysun Ankay Yılbaş, Özgür Canbay, Nalan Çelebi
INTRODUCTION: Septoplastical surgery to correct septum deviation can be performed under either local or general anesthesia. During local anesthesia, sedation helps to provide minimum anxiety/discomfort. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of patient-controlled analgesia using dexmedetomidine and propofol on sedation level, analgesic requirement, and patient satisfaction. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized-parallel clinical study. METHODS: Fifty patients undergoing septoplastical surgery at our university hospital were randomized into two groups...
2016: SpringerPlus
Kanchan V Bilgi, Arumugam Vasudevan, Prasanna Udupi Bidkar
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to study and compare the effects of intravenous dexmedetomidine and fentanyl on intraoperative hemodynamics, opioid consumption, and recovery characteristics in hypertensive patients. METHODS: Fifty-seven hypertensive patients undergoing major surgery were randomized into two groups, Group D (dexmedetomidine, n = 29) and Group F (fentanyl, n = 28). The patients received 1 μg/kg of either dexmedetomidine or fentanyl, followed by 0...
May 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Debabrata Mandal, Anjan Das, Subinay Chhaule, Partha Sarathi Halder, Joydip Paul, Sandip RoyBasunia, Surajit Chattopadhyay, Subrata Kumar Mandal
BACKGROUND: Lignocaine + adrenaline; a local anesthetic agent; frequently used for perilesional infiltration, maintains the stable hemodynamics and decreases the postoperative pain after maxillofacial surgery. α2 agonists have peripheral analgesic effects. This prospective study was to evaluate the effectiveness of perilesional dexmedetomidine administered preincisionally in addition to conventional lignocaine adrenaline combinations for reconstructive maxillofacial surgery in an ambulatory care setting...
May 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Aloka Samantaray, Mangu Hanumantha Rao, Chitta Ranjan Sahu
We aimed to show that a single preprocedural dose of either dexmedetomidine or fentanyl reduces procedural pain and discomfort and provides clinically acceptable sedation. In this prospective, double-blind study, sixty patients scheduled for elective surgery and requiring planned central venous catheter insertion were randomized to receive dexmedetomidine (1 μg/kg), fentanyl (1 μg/kg), or 0.9% normal saline intravenously over ten minutes followed by local anesthetic field infiltration before attempting central venous catheterization...
2016: Critical Care Research and Practice
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