Effects of Dexmedotomidine in the Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Patient: A Pilot Study
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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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.
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