Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/935
Title:
Dexmedetomidine as an Adjuvant for MRI Sedation in a Neurologically Impaired Child
Authors:
Qadeer, Ahsan; Yates, Laurie J.; Florentino-Pineda, Ivan
Abstract:
Emergence from anesthesia may be delayed in neurologically impaired children. The higher incidence of respiratory complications in these patients is due to the associated comorbidities such as gastroesophageal reflux and poor function of laryngeal and pharyngeal reflexes. Use of dexmedetomidine (DEX), a highly selective alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist, is becoming popular, as practitioners continue to discover its safety and efficacy as a sedative and anesthetic adjunct. The primary advantage DEX may have over other agents commonly used for pediatric sedation is a lack of significant respiratory events, such as changes in respiratory rate, end-tidal CO2 and oxyhemoglobin saturation. In this case report, DEX was effectively used to provide sedation for MRI in a child with severe neurological impairment.
Publisher:
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
Issue Date:
Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/935
Language:
en_US
Description:
Poster - Case Report
Series/Report no.:
SPA;2009-P04
Appears in Collections:
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine: Faculty Research and Presentaions

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dc.contributor.authorQadeer, Ahsan-
dc.contributor.authorYates, Laurie J.-
dc.contributor.authorFlorentino-Pineda, Ivan-
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-08T23:40:31Z-
dc.date.available2013-02-08T23:40:31Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/935-
dc.descriptionPoster - Case Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractEmergence from anesthesia may be delayed in neurologically impaired children. The higher incidence of respiratory complications in these patients is due to the associated comorbidities such as gastroesophageal reflux and poor function of laryngeal and pharyngeal reflexes. Use of dexmedetomidine (DEX), a highly selective alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist, is becoming popular, as practitioners continue to discover its safety and efficacy as a sedative and anesthetic adjunct. The primary advantage DEX may have over other agents commonly used for pediatric sedation is a lack of significant respiratory events, such as changes in respiratory rate, end-tidal CO2 and oxyhemoglobin saturation. In this case report, DEX was effectively used to provide sedation for MRI in a child with severe neurological impairment.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSociety for Pediatric Anesthesiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSPA;2009-P04-
dc.subjectAnesthesiaen_US
dc.subjectPediatricen_US
dc.subjectDexmedetomidineen_US
dc.subjectNeurologic impairmenten_US
dc.titleDexmedetomidine as an Adjuvant for MRI Sedation in a Neurologically Impaired Childen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameDepartment of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicineen_US
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