Dexmedetomidine-ketamine and midazolam-ketamine combinations for sedation in pediatric patients undergoing extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy: a randomized prospective study


Koruk S., Mizrak A., Gul R., Kilic E., Yendi F., Oner U.

JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIA, vol.24, no.6, pp.858-863, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00540-010-1023-1
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ANESTHESIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.858-863
  • Keywords: Dexmedetomidine, Sedation, ESWL, Pediatrics, TERM FOLLOW-UP, CARDIAC-CATHETERIZATION, CHILDREN, PROPOFOL, HUMANS, ANESTHESIA, PHARMACOKINETICS, VOLUNTEERS, ANALGESIA, EFFICACY

Abstract

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) requires sedation in pediatric patients. Dexmedetomidine is a relatively new agent used for sedation. The aim of this randomized prospective study was to compare the effects of dexmedetomidine-ketamine and midazolam-ketamine combinations on the recovery time, hemodynamic and respiratory variables, and side effects in pediatric patients undergoing ESWL.