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Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2016 Mar;29 Suppl 1:S21-35. doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000316.

Update on pharmacological management of procedural sedation for children.

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Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

The review provides an update on pharmacological techniques for procedural sedation for children outside the operating room.

RECENT FINDINGS:

An increasing number of studies of propofol, ketamine, nitrous oxide, dexmedetomidine, and intranasal administration of drugs for procedural sedation of children continue to be reported.

SUMMARY:

Propofol and ketamine are commonly used for procedural sedation in children and the use of dexmedetomidine and nitrous oxide is increasing. Although the intravenous route remains the mainstay; intranasal drug administration is increasingly used for anxiolysis and moderate sedation.

PMID:
26926332
DOI:
10.1097/ACO.0000000000000316
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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