Intraoperative infusion of dexmedetomidine reduces perioperative analgesic requirements


Gurbet A., Basagan-Mogol E., Turker G., Ugun F., Kaya E., Ozcan B.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA-JOURNAL CANADIEN D ANESTHESIE, vol.53, no.7, pp.646-652, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf03021622
  • Title of Journal : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ANAESTHESIA-JOURNAL CANADIEN D ANESTHESIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.646-652

Abstract

Purpose: This prospective, randomized, double-blind study was designed to assess whether intraoperative infusion of dexmedetomidine provides effective postoperative analgesia. Postoperative pain scores and morphine consumption were compared in a treated group and a placebo group, both of which received patient-controlled morphine after total abdominal hysterectomy.