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November 1, 2022


Cureus


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/36579227?dopt=Abstract


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Sedation With Dexmedetomidine in Critically Ill Burn Patients Reduced Delirium During Weaning From Mechanical Ventilation.

Authors

Stangaciu B, Tsotsolis S, Papadopoulou S, Lavrentieva A
Cureus. 2022 Nov; 14(11):e31813.
PMID: 36579227.

Abstract

Weaning of mechanical ventilation while maintaining appropriate pain control and preventing delirium is one of the most challenging aspects of burn care. Dexmedetomidine, an α-adrenergic receptor agonist used for sedation may improve intensive care unit (ICU) patients' arousal status and enhance patient comfort.