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Effect of a dexmedetomidine substitution during a nationwide propofol shortage in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery.

Authors
  • Reichert, Marc G
  • Jones, Whitney A
  • Royster, Roger L
  • Slaughter, Thomas F
  • Kon, Neal D
  • Kincaid, Edward H
Type
Published Article
Journal
Pharmacotherapy
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2011
Volume
31
Issue
7
Pages
673–677
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1592/phco.31.7.673
PMID: 21923454
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

No statistically significant differences were noted between the propofol and dexmedetomidine groups when assessing the outcomes of opioid requirements and the time to extubation. A multicenter, prospective, randomized, blinded study is needed to determine the optimal sedative after CABG surgery.

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