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J Clin Anesth. 2016 Nov;34:29-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.03.037. Epub 2016 May 2.

Oral dexmedetomidine for preoperative sedation in an adult uncooperative autistic patient.

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Department of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota. Electronic address: konia012@umn.edu.

Abstract

We describe preoperative sedation with oral dexmedetomidine 5 mcg/kg in an uncooperative adult with autism and developmental delay. The sedation with oral dexmedetomidine achieved good sedation level (Ramsey 4-5), allowing for calm transfer of the patient to the operating room and uneventful induction of anesthesia.

KEYWORDS:

Autism; Dexmedetomidine; Sedation; Uncooperative adult

PMID:
27687341
DOI:
10.1016/j.jclinane.2016.03.037
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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