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Dexmedetomidine Versus Midazolam for Intensive Care Sedation of Children

2014-07-23 21:09:45 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Dexmedetomidine will be tested against midazolam in a prospective, randomized, double-blind study of intensive care children, age 2-17 years.

The investigators' primary hypothesis is that time from end of medication to extubation will be shorter with dexmedetomidine sedation.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Conditions

Sedation

Intervention

dexmedetomidine, Midazolam

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Ullevaal University Hospital

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:09:45-0400

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