Accession Number:

ADA446260

Title:

Effects of Dexmedotomidine in the Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Patient: A Pilot Study

Descriptive Note:

Major rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD

Report Date:

2006-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Postoperatively, CABG patients remain intubated requiring sedation and pain management. Propofol is a commonly used sedative but requires concomitant analgesic use. Dexmedetomidine DEX is an alpha-2 agonist providing both sedative and analgesic properties. The purpose of this study was to compare Propofol to DEX infusions to determine differences in amount of post-op pain medication used, intubation time, and Cardiothoracic Unit CTU time.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE