Oral dexmedetomidine for preoperative sedation in an adult uncooperative autistic patient

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-31
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume34
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

Keywords

  • Autism
  • Dexmedetomidine
  • Sedation
  • Uncooperative adult

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