A comparison of sedation with dexmedetomidine or propofol during shockwave lithotripsy: A Randomized controlled trial


KAYGUSUZ K. , GÖKÇE G. , GÜRSOY S. , AYAN S. , Mimaroglu C., Gultekin Y.

ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, vol.106, no.1, pp.114-119, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1213/01.ane.0000296453.75494.64
  • Title of Journal : ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.114-119

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine, because it has both sedative and analgesic properties, may be suitable for conscious sedation during painful procedures. Extracor-Poreal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL) is a minimal to mildly painful procedure that requires conscious sedation. We thus evaluated the utility of dexmedetomidine compared with propofol during an ESWL procedure.