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2020 May

J Clin Anesth


A randomized control trial comparing prophylactic dexmedetomidine versus clonidine on rates and duration of delirium in older adult patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.


Postoperative delirium occurs in 20-50% of elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery and increases morbidity and mortality. We investigated whether prophylactic dexmedetomidine could reduce delirium incidence in elderly patients after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), compared with clonidine.