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Dexmedetomidine as a Supplement to Spinal Anesthesia Block: A Case Report of Three Infants.

TitleDexmedetomidine as a Supplement to Spinal Anesthesia Block: A Case Report of Three Infants.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsChiao F, Boretsky K
JournalA A Case Rep
Volume9
Issue4
Pagination127-128
Date Published2017 Aug 15
ISSN2325-7237
KeywordsAdministration, Intravenous, Anesthesia, Spinal, Circumcision, Male, Dexmedetomidine, Hernia, Inguinal, Humans, Hypnotics and Sedatives, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Male, Phimosis
Abstract

We report a novel use for dexmedetomidine as a supplemental intravenous or intranasal sedative for spinal anesthesia in infants. The children were 1, 2, and 9 months old having either inguinal hernia repair or circumcision. None of them experienced clinically relevant hemodynamic changes or apnea. Pain scores were zero throughout the postoperative period.

DOI10.1213/XAA.0000000000000545
Alternate JournalA A Case Rep
PubMed ID28459726